Cannabis To Treat Patients With PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an acute anxiety condition which arises after a person experiences an extremely traumatic experience. These conditions are often associated with war, but there are many things that can trigger PTSD, such as plane accidents, the sudden death of loved ones, rape, tsunami natural disasters and so on.

In Indonesia, there is no accurate data regarding the number of people who experience PTSD. But if we look at the news on television, almost all of the contents are about traumatic events. Tsunami natural disasters a few years ago, plane crashes in Ukraine, wars between countries and religions, and others. Seeing these conditions, it is not impossible for many of our citizens to experience PTSD symptoms. To buy a licensed medical cannabis with good quality, you can get it at Canadian Pharmacy.

In America, the most common therapy is to use medication. But the problem is that some patients become addicted and these drugs affect their lives.

Then many war veterans turned to medical marijuana to paralyze the symptoms of PTSD. Now Americans have organizations like Operation Grow4Vets to help war veterans in Colorado get safe access to medical marijuana. You can even  get the information online at Canadian Pharmacy Online

THC for Chronic PTSD in Humans

To investigate the relationship between tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and PTSD, the Israeli research team included Dr. Raphael Mechoulam studied 10 chronic PTSD people. The researchers gave 5 milligrams of THC twice a day.

The study found that 3 out of 10 people experienced “side effects” from treatment, but they did not clarify what the effect was. However, these effects are not too bad so they continue the therapy.

In the past, THC was always associated with acute symptoms, low quality of sleep, frequent nightmares, and symptoms of PTSD hyperarousal. Now they conclude that THC is a substance that is safe and can be tolerated by chronic PTSD patients.

For researchers, this finding is not so surprising. As Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML (American Marijuana Legalization Organization) said, “In 2013 researchers at New York University School of Medicine showed that PTSD subjects experienced a decrease in anandamide production; marijuana neurotransmitters that function to give a sense of happiness. “