Houston Chronicle: More Research Necessary Before Treating PTSD With Marijuana.

The Houston Chronicle (6/20) wrote in an editorial that some veterans claim marijuana helps alleviate their post-traumatic stress disorder, but points out that “a vet who is suffering from PTSD and who uses marijuana to self-medicate is committing a crime.” The National Institute on Drug Abuse has agreed “after years of resistance…to a study at the University of Arizona College of Medicine to assess marijuana’s potential for treating” PTSD in veterans. The Chronicle agrees “that more scientific research is needed as to the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids.”

Related Links:

— “Worth exploring: If cannabis works, we owe our veterans access to this PTSD treatment option.,” Houston Chronicle, June 21, 2014.

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