PTSD Cannabis Study Is Looking For War Vet Volunteers

Long Story Short

If you’re a war veteran with PTSD you could participate in a groundbreaking new study. A group of researchers is trying to figure out if cannabis can help treat PTSD symptoms. Participants in the study will be given weekly supplies of medical cannabis. They’ll also be asked to track their experiences using it to treat their symptoms.

The Details

Thanks to a $2.2 million grant from the state of Colorado, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is doing a study to see if cannabis can treat PTSD symptoms. This project is the first real study into the subject.

The plan is to study 76 combat veterans over a 12 week period. Each veteran in the experiment will be given enough cannabis each week to smoke up to 1.8 grams per day. That’s roughly the equivalent of two joints a day.

After smoking, participants will use an iPad to

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