Cannabis reduces symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in an open study

ptsd1Cannabis is associated with reductions in symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in some patients. This is the result of a chart review of 80 patients with PTSD using cannabis according to the medical cannabis law of New Mexico. This analysis is published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs by Dr. George Greer from Santa Fe and collegues from the University of California in Los Angeles and San Diego. New Mexico was the first state to accept PTSD as a condition for the use of medical cannabis.

The purpose of the study was to statistically analyze data on PTSD symptoms in patients applying to the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program from 2009 to 2011. The Clinician Administered Posttraumatic Scale for DSM-IV (CAPS) was administered. Greater than 75% reduction in CAPS symptom scores were reported when patients were using cannabis compared to when they were not.

Greer GR, Grob GS, Halberstadt AL. PTSD symptom reports of patients evaluated for the New Mexico medical cannabis program. J Psychoactive Drugs 2014;46(1):73-7.

via International Association for Cannabis as Medicine.

Categories: Mental Health, Patients, Research

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3 replies

  1. Reblogged this on 002joewillie and commented:
    also good for PTWSD(post traumatic workday stress disorder). been proving this point +40y last 35,36,whatever as Founder/President/SDRR Board Chairman(sex, drugs, rock and roll). 1st nonfiction, published 1972,
    ‘The Chillaxing Guide to Relieve Stress’ and Achieving Innerpeace’ has been read( and quickly forgotten from over-chillaxing) by millions worldwide and has been republished in 80+ languages and dialects, which had to be fun for somebody, not everyone speaks jive, for instance. Time will bear out that cannabis is a cure for all mental health
    orders and disorders(see, not discriminatory), except short term memory loss, (which is what smartphone note apps are 4), a lot of physical ailments as well(headaches from reading too much anti-cannabis editorials, for example) look for next post rxMaryJane,
    always informative


  2. Reblogged this on You may want to leave immediately if you are lacking common-sense! You've been warned… Have a good day! and commented:
    PTSD is very effectively treated with Cannabis!


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