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Maine Passes Law: Medical Marijuana Can Be Used to Treat PTSD

As of Tuesday, June 25, Maine is allowing physicians to recommend medical marijuana for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Maine joins California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Oregon and New Mexico in legalization of the use of medical marijuana for PTSD, a victory for Mainers suffering from the disorder that affects 7.7 million Americans, including active military service members and veterans.

  • “There is mounting evidence demonstrating the benefits of medical marijuana for individuals suffering from PTSD,” said David Boyer, Maine political director for the Marijuana Policy Project. “Maine lawmakers should be commended for taking action to ensure veterans and others living with PTSD are able to use medical marijuana to alleviate their symptoms and live healthy and productive lives. They deserve nothing less.

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    Research and anecdotal evidence have concluded that medical marijuana can alleviate common symptoms of PTSD, such as anxiety and traumatic memories. The federal government has blocked efforts to conduct clinical trials exploring the potential benefits of medical marijuana in the treatment of the condition.”

Measures like this offer additional options for men and women who are struggling to cope with this notoriously difficult-to-treat disorder. Read the full article atThe Daily Chronic.