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Researchers have been questioning whether or not weed can relieve the overactive fear system of PTSD sufferers and studies seem to point to yes.
Veterans have long relayed marijuana's assistance in treating PTSD, and a recent study shows how the plant might improve symptoms.
Medical marijuana could reduce symptoms of PTSD, depression, and anxiety in veterans, if only the government would begin researching the matter.
It's important not to forget that while Memorial Day weekend may be the unofficial start to summer, it is also intended to pay homage to those men and women who have endured the horrors of the battlefield.
This week the House pushed a bill that would place a THC cap on smokable marijuana for patients, which led to “fiery exchanges with veterans and patient advocates who accused a legislative leader of relying on faulty research."
According to an American Legion survey, one in five veterans currently uses cannabis to treat a medical condition.
Some of the same lawmakers who have tried to convince the public that opinions toward marijuana are rapidly changing on Capitol Hill seemed surprised by the House committee’s decision to turn their backs on veterans.
The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, introduced Wednesday by two democratic senators, has the potential to literally save the lives of many veterans, or at the very least improve their quality.
Back in the final months of Barack Obama’s presidency, the DEA announced it would license more growers to supply marijuana for scientific research.