Neuropsychopharmacology Journal Publishes Study Showing Cannabinoids Can Treat PTSD

A new study e-published ahead of print by Neuropsychopharmacology, the official publication of the American College of mmjbuddingNeuropsychopharmacology, has determined that cannabinoids can help treat, or even prevent, the effects of PTSD.

Scientists from the Department of Psychology of the University of Haifa in Israel examined rat models suffering from shock-induced PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). The rats were each given an injection of either a cannabinoid receptor agonist (a substance that mimics the effects of cannabis) or a control placebo 2 hours after the shock.

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New Study: Cannabis Use Can Treat Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

A new study published last month in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs has found that cannabis use can greatly decrease the negative impacts of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).cannanuglets

For the study, researchers used the Clinician Administered Posttraumatic Scale to determine symptom scores of 80 individuals with PTSD before and after they began using cannabis. According to the data garnered from the study, cannabis was found to reduce a person’s symptom score by an average of 75%.

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PTSD Added as Qualifying Condition for Medical Cannabis in Michigan

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been added as a qualifyingmedcanptsd condition to become a medical cannabis patient in the State of Michigan. The move comes as the Director of the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Steve Arwood, signs off on a recommendation from the Michigan Medical Marihuana Review panel.

“Thousands of victims across the country have turned to medical marijuana for help, and several studies support marijuana’s effectiveness as a treatment option,” says Chris Lindsey, legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project. “Those who suffer from PTSD in Michigan can now speak freely with their physicians to determine whether marijuana is an appropriate treatment option for them.”

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Obama Administration Gives Approval to Medical Cannabis Study

The Obama Administration gave approval today to a study which would examine the potential benefits of using cannabis in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). medicannabis

“This is a great day,” says Suzanne A. Sisley, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Arizona’s medical school. “The merits of a rigorous scientific trial have finally trumped politics.

“We never relented,” Sisley says. “But most other scientists have chosen not to even apply. The process is so onerous. With the implementation of this study and the data generated, this could lead to other crucial research projects.”

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Michigan Medical Cannabis Review Panel Recommends PTSD As Qualifying Condition

By Marijuana Policy Project

Residents in Michigan suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may soon be allowed to treat their symptoms with medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it.marijuana-medical The Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel appointed by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has decided to recommend that the department add PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. It is now up to Steve Arwood, Director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, to accept or reject the recommendation.

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New Government Funded Study Using Human Subjects Finds THC May Treat PTSD

A new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, and conducted by researchers at the University of MichiganMedical Marijuana, Harvard Medical School and the University of Illinois, have found promising evidence to suggest that cannabis can treat the primary symptoms associated with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

“This study provides the first evidence that pre-extinction administration of THC modulates prefrontal–limbic circuits during fear extinction in humans and prompts future investigation to test if cannabinoid agonists can rescue or correct the impaired behavioral and neural function during extinction recall in patients with PTSD”, says Dr. Christine A. Rabinak, an author of the study who works at the University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry.

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Arizona May Soon Add PTSD as Qualifying Medical Cannabis Condition

The Arizona Department of Health Services has scheduled a public hearing to discuss a petition which would make Arizona the 6th state in the nation to add PTSD (post traumatic stress disordecannabispurpsr) as a qualifying condition for an individual to become a medical cannabis patient. Maine, Connecticut, New Mexico, Oregon and Delaware are the other five.

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Oregon Senate Votes to Add PTSD as Qualifying Medical Cannabis Condition

Today Oregon’s Senate approved a measure, 19-11, that would add post traumatic stress disord5B3DF573FDC0276ED310919118A6AC64er (PTSD) to Oregon’s medical cannabis program. The bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last week with a 3-2 vote, and it passed its initial committee 4-1.

The measure now heads to the state’s House – its passage in that chamber would send it to the governor for final approval.

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