Medical Marijuana Researchers One Step Closer to Starting PTSD Study

Medical marijuana researchers are a step closer to being able to start a study on whether the drug helps treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), after the Public Health Service gave its approval to the study. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) must still approve the research.

Suzanne Sisley at the University of Arizona told USA Today there is a “mountain of anecdotal evidence” that marijuana helps with PTSD. She wants to conduct a controlled trial to see how marijuana suppresses symptoms including insomnia, flashbacks and anxiety.

Full story of marijuana and PTSD study at drugfree.org

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Will Savage

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