Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is one of the additions that Initiative-182 added to the list of debilitating conditions on which a physician in Montana can prescribe medical marijuana. This is a big win for soldiers who have fought for our country as well as anyone else who has to deal with PTSD on an ongoing basis.
PTSD occurs after someone has experienced a life-threatening event such as war, natural disasters, car accidents, sexual assaults and more. Victims of PTSD often have trouble forgetting past memories which can affect daily life by distracting and haunting the patient.
Research has revealed that PTSD is directly correlated with the human endocannabinoid system. People suffering from PTSD have a greater number of cannabinoid Type 1 receptors, as compared to those who don’t. This seems to be the reason why medical marijuana has been shown to temporarily reduce symptoms associated with PTSD.
Although a comprehensive study has yet to be conducted on the beneficial correlations of medical marijuana and PTSD, the basis of the belief stems from personal experiences of veterans (and others) who suffer from this disorder, all testifying that medical marijuana gave them relief from their symptoms. These accounts have led to an increase in testing the relationship between anxiety and cannabinoids (but not post-traumatic stress disorder). As the fear of federal backlash lessens, research facilities will continue more extensive testing on the relationship between medical marijuana and PTSD.
If you suffer from PTSD and are interested in learning more about the benefits of medical marijuana, we encourage you to talk to your doctor on how cannabinoids might help with your symptoms. Greener Pastures can help you by referring you to a doctor with experience who can answer your questions about using cannabis for PTSD.
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