Health & Wellness

UBCO looking at medical marijuana and PTSD

[Originally posted by Kelly Hayes at Global News]

UBC Okanagan (UBCO) professor Zach Walsh is about to undertake one of the largest medical marijuana clinical trials to take place in Canada in recent memory.

It deals with whether medical marijuana can help people who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

“For a lot of individuals with PTSD the existing treatments are not sufficient. They’re on a variety of different treatments — anti depressants, anti-anxiety medications and they still have symptoms,” said Walsh. Read the entire article at Global News.

PTSD affects a lot of people, and it can occur for people who experience any traumatic incident not just those stereotypical extreme events of war, assault, motor vehicle accidents etc. I’m glad to hear that something this serious is finally being studied with a natural substance that could effectively treat this disorder.


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