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Medical marijuana cleared to treat PTSD in Washington

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As a U.S. Army medic during the invasion of Iraq, Dante Cammarata was tasked with treating wounds, handing out pills and saving lives. Back in the civilian world and grappling with his own less visible wounds, Cammarata, 34, says the cannabis plant probably saved his life. Now the Olympia college student hopes to keep fellow veterans from taking their own …

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Was Big Pharma Behind Colorado’s Rejection of Medical Marijuana for PTSD?

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Thinkstock Washington’s voters legalized recreational marijuana the same day that Colorado’s did, but so far that state has been far behind Colorado in creating the infrastructure for the new industry. Far behind in most ways, that is: Last week the Colorado Board of Health again rejected adding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to the list of conditions for which medical marijuana can …

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How medical marijuana can help veterans suffering from PTSD

In Advocacy, PTSD, Top Stories by David Silverberg

A new report found how medical marijuana can help combat the many symptoms associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. But how accessible is the medicine for those who need it most? A Israeli study┬átested the effects of THC (the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) on 10 patients with severe PTSD, as MediJean writes. They were given 5 mg of THC oil …

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Medical marijuana helps war veterans overcome post-traumatic stress

In Feature Stories, PTSD by Dr. Tim Sandle, Ph.D.

Researchers in Israel discovered marijuana can be beneficial treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions. PTSD sufferers using marijuana reported fewer flashbacks, better sleep and clearer thinking. Dr. Yehuda Baruch, the head of the psychiatric hospital “Abarbanel” in Bat Yam, helped conduct the study and said he selected marijuana for the PTSD research because of its effect on the …