Hebrew University Medical Center Study: THC Good Treatment For PTSD

Cannabis female flowers. Photo: Acdx (CC)

Cannabis female flowers. Photo: Acdx (CC)

The administration of oral THC mitigates symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Drug Investigation.

Investigators at the Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem assessed the safety and efficacy of oral THC as an adjunct treatment in ten subjects with chronic PTSD.

Researchers reported, “The intervention caused a statistically significant improvement in global symptom severity, sleep quality, frequency of nightmares, and PTSD hyperarousal symptoms.”

They concluded, “Orally absorbable delta-9-THC was safe and well tolerated by patients with chronic PTSD.”

Separate clinical trial data has previously reported that the administration of nabilone, a synthetic endocannabinoid agonist, can reduce the severity and frequency of nightmares in patients with PTSD.

via Study: Oral THC Safely and Effectively Addresses Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform.

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  • BuzzCoastin

    the ramp-up to legalization is amazing
    pot has gone from a gateway drug
    to a miracle cure for everything

    • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

      there’s tax revenue in them thar plantz

      also, patents
      the real gold at the end of the rainbow

      • Oginikwe

        You can always grow your own and go with heirloom seed.

        • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

          Possibly, but if you grow outdoors, you’ll always be at risk for “cross pollination”.

          Also, have you seen Food, Inc. and/or heard of Moe Parr? This is a brief overview if you’re unfamiliar:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us42DZO0NX0

          Gonna be a hell of a rush to corner the market once cannabis is federally decriminalized. But then this is, quite possibly, the single most useful plant humans have ever cultivated as the stakes on the table. Be quite the nice addition to the portfolio after the rest of the world burns and it’s time to rebuild (lol).

          • Oginikwe

            Yep, I seen it and others like it. No one can stop us from keeping our own seed. They’ve done a good job of scaring the crap out everyone but they just can’t stop it altogether. All they can hope to do is control it.

          • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

            Control is the name of the game
            It’s more important than profit$

            They’re not greedy. They’ll settle for 80-90%. Gotta keep the minors around after all; can’t send a raw prospect right to the Big Leagues. An infusion of new blood from time to time and all that adult contemporary R&B…

            Some geographic locales will do better than others to resist. But then, this is perhaps why certain anti-gub’mint broken records tend to be interested in ending overseas military deployment, while continuing to allow defense spending to expand at the usual cancerous pace.

            Before Prohibition, most of the federal budget was funded through taxes associated with alcohol production and consumption. Think what Monsanto™ Victory Hemp for food, clothing, fuel, shelter, medicine, and adult recreation could do. Mix with a dash of Soylent Green© and you’ve got a basic plan for the next Amerikan Century.

            Monsanto™-brand Drones
            made from and fueled by Monsanto™-brand Victory Hemp
            will bee along shortly
            to quell the dissent

  • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

    delta-9-THC™:
    A joint venture between Monsanto™ & GlaxoSmithKline™

  • emperorreagan

    News flash: plant humans have used for medicinal & sacramental purposes since the 3rd millennium BCE has some pretty cool properties.

    In related news: In spite of conclusive evidence, governments still won’t cop to being a bunch of useless assholes.

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