Marijuana & PTSD: A veteran talks about the benefits

SALEM, Ore. - Veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder want to be able to smoke pot legally in the state of Oregon.

They spoke Thursday at the state Capitol in favor of Senate Bill 281.

The bill would add PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions allowed by the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act.

Critics have argued the list should not be expanded.

Jose Garza, a Navy veteran with PTSD, says marijuana helps ease his anxiety.

Watch his committee testimony by clicking above.