The judge is not overreaching. If a doctor prescribes something to a patient, it is because they believe it will help. The judge, in this case, is putting a law in place that will help people with doctors orders. people should not be kept from getting well because people don't like their medication.
PTSD is a very serious disorder, affecting many people in a variety of ways. One of the main things we see with PTSD is anxiety. Marijuana has been shown to decrease anxiety, and is a suitable medical treatment for the disorder. Anxiety can be crippling to some people, and if marijuana is what it takes to be a functioning member of society, then we should allow that.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious disease the inflicts many. Treating the illness with traditional prescriptions and therapy has proved challenging. Medical marijuana might be able to help some that suffer from this disease. Therefore, the Cook county Judge did not overreach by ordering that post-traumatic stress disorder disease sufferers be eligible for medical marijuana treatment.
No, the Cook County judge who ordered that Illinois must add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of diseases eligible for medical marijuana treatment was not overreaching. He was simply dealing with an impossible slippery-slope law. If marijuana is going to be allowed for medical purposes, then it needs to be available to all patients that can benefit from it. Otherwise, the law discriminates against certain individuals by denying them 'medical treatment.'