As someone who has suffered with both survivors guilt and PTSD stemming from the event, I can tell you first hand treating PTSD with medical marijuana works tremendously in managing your day to day life. Balancing guilt and emotions and triggers, the panic, the anxiety,… only those who carry it, understand.
Veterans and other individuals residing in Arizona who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will now have the option of using cannabis to treat the symptoms of that illness. State Health Director Will Humble recently made the decision to allow the use of marijuana for the relief of PTSD, but has also stated that there has been no research documented that indicates a cure.
This decision does not mean that marijuana will be readily available to those patients. Humble has also stated that physicians can only recommend marijuana for their patients who have already undergone more conventional treatments, including the use of pharmaceutical antidepressants, without relief.
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, more than 50,000 Arizonans have qualified under the list of conditions to receive 2.5 ounces of marijuana every two weeks to ease the pain and discomfort associated with a myriad of illnesses ranging from cancer to glaucoma.
Medical Marijuana can be used to treat PTSD. Anyone who says otherwise speaks not from experience.