ALBANY — The GOP-controlled state Senate on Tuesday easily approved legislation that allows medical marijuana to be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

“Patients in New York State should have the option to try what works for them,” Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island), the bill's sponsor, told the The Daily News.

The Senate voted 50-13 in favor of the measure despite arguments from some critics, including Sen. Thomas Croci, (R-Suffolk County), chair of the Senate’s veterans committee, that there was not enough evidence that medical marijuana was effective in treating PTSD.

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