What is PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder. It can occur after you have gone through an extreme emotional trauma that involved the threat of injury or death.

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April 25, 2016

DEA Approves First Ever Marijuana Study for Veterans with PTSD
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has given formal approval to a controlled clinical trial to study the effectiveness of whole-plant cannabis as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans, the California-based non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) announced last week. Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that impacts an estimated eight million Americans each year, including military veterans returning from combat. To date, there are no pharmaceutical treatments specifically designed or approved to target symptoms of PTSD. “This study is a critical step in moving our …
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July 18, 2014

A Look Into Mental Health and Medical Marijuana
One of the common questions relevant to the debate on medical marijuana use and legalization is, “How does cannabis affect mental illness?” To understand this question fully, it is necessary to understand some basics about the field of research, to assess the available evidence surrounding this question, and to consider the possible application of marijuana in treating symptoms of mental health conditions. Why Do People Think Cannabis Causes Mental Illness? Many studies have found that people who consume cannabis tend to be more likely to have various types of mental health issues, …
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July 11, 2014

Study: Orally Administered THC May Help Treat PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cannabis have been linked with one another for quite some time. In fact, it was added as a qualifying condition in both Michigan and Nevada earlier this year. That being said, a team of researchers at the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center published clinical trial data ahead of print in the journal Clinical Drug Investigation that sheds further light on this relationship. Their results suggest that the oral administraion …
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March 27, 2014

PTSD Added As Qualifying Condition For Medical Marijuana In Nevada & Michigan
Nevada has officially become the ninth state to acknowledge posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for patients to receive medical marijuana in order to relieve their symptoms. Multiple studies have indicated the effectiveness of using cannabis for PTSD symptoms, and another study that is awaiting approval from the DEA in Arizona may provide even more valid results. In turn, more and more states could be adding PTSD to their medical marijuana programs before long. Nevada Becomes Ninth State To Allow Medical Marijuana For PTSD Thanks …
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March 21, 2014

US Health Department Approves Clinical Trials For Cannabis, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – Earlier this week, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) signed off on a University of Arizona study that will investigate the relationship between cannabis and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It has always been a disappointing turnout for those hoping to obtain cannabis for their post-traumatic stress disorder as multiple states including Arizona have denied PTSD as a medical condition that qualifies for receiving medicinal cannabis. Even though multiple studies …
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January 05, 2013

Veterans Use Medical Marijuana to Treat Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access (VMCA), is a Virginia-based non-profit service organization designed to assist veterans who wish to be able to use marijuana for medical purposes. They work towards safe access for veterans to medical marijuana without the fear of reprisal. Mike Krawitz, executive director of VCMA launched the “Allow United States Disabled Military Veterans Access to Medical Marijuana To Treat Their PTSD” petition last year. He said that he was concerned about military veterans risking losing their Veterans Affairs Department medical coverage if they are found to smoke pot or even discuss it with their doctors. The petition …