Marijuana Legalization 2015: PTSD And Cannabis — Can Researchers Cut Through The Politics To Find Out Whether Weed Works?


The study of marijuana as a possible treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder has faced a number of hurdles. Here, a medical researcher moves marijuana samples into a tray. Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

The study of marijuana as a possible treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder has faced a number of hurdles. Here, a medical researcher moves marijuana samples into a tray. Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

After steadily accumulating anecdotes about how veterans use cannabis to treat their war wounds understanding might finally be on the way. Following years of bureaucratic hurdles, the first Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved, randomized controlled trial on cannabis and PTSD is set to begin this summer. Many believe the study will spur increased acceptance of veterans using marijuana, a political shift that’s already led more and more states to add PTSD to their lists of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.

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