Survey Finds Many Veterans Use Marijuana For PTSD

Steve Elliott writes in Toke of the Town:

Many veterans and others are using cannabis medically to treat the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), according to preliminary results of a new survey.

Cannabis Science Inc., which describes itself as “an emerging pharmaceutical cannabis company,” is reviewing the interim results of its survey of more than 1,400 people.

“It is clear that many veterans are already using herbal cannabis to self-medicate to relieve the symptoms of PTSD,” said Dr. Robert Melamede, president and CEO of Cannabis Science.

“Consequently, there is a clear need for standardized, FDA approved, oral cannabis products which can, and should be, provided to veterans and others who can benefit from its use,” Melamede said.

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  • Anonymous

    i just got back from my first deployment and i have trouble sleepin and some anxity sometimes and marijuana helps me deal and get through the day im currently active duty..

    I feel that soldiers should be allowed to use medical marijuana just as much as anyone else medicine is medicine…

  • aaronrhines

    i just got back from my first deployment and i have trouble sleepin and some anxity sometimes and marijuana helps me deal and get through the day im currently active duty..

    I feel that soldiers should be allowed to use medical marijuana just as much as anyone else medicine is medicine…

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