Two Florida lawmakers are sponsoring bills designed to give medical marijuana cards to military veterans free of charge. The bill would waive the $75 state registration fee for veterans, who are committing suicide more than 20 times a day. See the original article from Task & Purpose

Up to 30 percent of veterans develop the symptoms of PTSD throughout their lifetime. That’s roughly 11 to 20 returning veterans out of every 100 from the Gulf War, and up to 30 out of every 100 from the Vietnam war. There is no cure for PTSD. But recently scientists have made breakthroughs in understanding how PTSD can […]

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As more states legalize marijuana, there’s growing interest in cannabidiol, a cannabis extract also known as CBD. It’s marketed as a compound that can help relieve anxiety – and, perhaps, help ease aches and pains, too. A new round of funding from the National Institutes of Health, is allowing a group of collaborators to begin […]

Care By Design, a California-based medical marijuana company, recently completed a survey of three hundred patients with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). The survey asked what medications patients had used for PTSD-related symptoms (including cannabis), and then asked patients to assess each medication in terms of its impact on the hallmark symptoms of PTSD, including anger […]

Arizona’s top health officials announced that medical marijuana patients may soon begin using cannabis to relieve post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. The decision by state Department of Health Services will allow PTSD sufferers to use cannabis for palliative care of symptoms, but not as a primary treatment for the disorder: “Certifying physicians will be required […]

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A University of Arizona researcher gets the green light from the Obama administration to research the effects of marijuana on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.  Federal approval of cannabis research centers that conduct clinical trials for medical purposes is not common. Scientists say more research like this is crucial for marijuana’s chances of federal approval […]