Veteran’s are under great amounts of stress. Many are struggling with long term medical conditions from their service. These can be physical and mental. PTSD is often times the most common medical ailments of service members. Only those that are past members of the military could potentially qualify for marijuana. The military strictly drug tests all members and therefore marijuana is only recommended for those that are veterans.
PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental condition in which an individual suffers with an extremely stressful situation which causes several different symptoms both physically and mentally. It is considered a mental disorder. PTSD symptoms include flashbacks, fear of the past coming back, reliving the moment, anger issues, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, and alcoholism to name a few. All though other individuals than veteran’s can suffer from PTSD, it is most commonly associated with military members.
Medical marijuana has become increasingly popular among veterans. All though only those in medical and recreational marijuana states can partake without potential issues of criminal prosecution. Many veterans are turning to this medicinal medicine in order to combat their symptoms and medical conditions. Many veterans’ have severe PTSD and run out of options for treatment. Medical cannabis has been proven effective for PTSD. There have been several studies conducted which have supported the effectiveness of marijuana on PTSD. MAPS or Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies has performed this study which concluded that marijuana is proven effective in the treatment of PSTD.
All though many veterans may be cautious to try medical marijuana due to the VA’s legal status of the drug still being federally illegal. The VA, Veteran’s Administration is funded by the federal government. Many are hoping this will change. Veterans will find that medical marijuana will replace many medications for PTSD and related conditions. Marijuana is readily available in many different forms such as the flower to smoke, vape pens for on the go, and tinctures for your customized needs. The easiest form of consuming marijuana for first time users, elderly, and those looking for readily available product is edibles. Many are infused with several doses, so use cautiously.
Medical marijuana is a great option for those looking to relieve their PTSD symptoms. It has proven successful for those looking to stabilize their mood and live a more normal life. Many users have been able to discontinue medications and use medical marijuana in place. Marijuana is a legitimate source for treating PTSD and allows those to live a much happier life.