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Veteran asks court to reverse Illinois on marijuana for PTSD

An Illinois veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder is asking a judge to reverse a state decision against adding PTSD to the list of diseases eligible for medical marijuana treatment.

The Illinois medical cannabis law allows people to petition the state to add health conditions to the eligible list. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration rejected 11 new conditions last month over the recommendation of an advisory board that reviewed available medical evidence.

Attorney Michael K Goldberg says the governor's office reversed the board's recommendations "without giving any reason" and his clients are seeking relief from the judicial branch.  

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