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PTSD and Medical Marijuana Treatment

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Over the last couple of years, popularity has been increasing on using forms of medical marijuana to treat (very effectively in some cases) a variety of medical conditions such seizure disorders, symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Not everyone is convinced, however.

Despite plenty of testimony to the contrary, medical and government organizations are slow to jump on board or give support for such a controversial method of treatment. Medical marijuana has been known to effectively treat PTSD symptoms and could significantly reduce the cocktail of medications (and their side-effects), that some veterans find themselves on while being treated for those conditions.

Recently in Denver CO - a state that legalized recreational marijuana - had an open public hearing in regards to a proposed change in medical marijuana laws to allow for treatment of PTSD. Hours of testimony was heard about the benefits of medical marijuana treatments but to no …