The VA and the FDA are keeping veterans from a helpful treatment option, just because it’s marijuana

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In April 2016, the drug enforcement administration approved the first-ever controlled clinical trial to study the effectiveness of cannabis as a treatment for PTSD in military veterans, and in May, Congress voted to lift a federal ban that has prevented veterans’ access to medical marijuana through the VA in states that allow it.

Because PTSD and other trauma reactions change how a trauma survivor feels and acts, traumatic experiences that happen to one member of a family can affect everyone else in the family. When trauma reactions are severe and go on for some time without treatment, they can cause major problems in a family.

Although several other states have authorized medical marijuana sales to people with PTSD, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs describes the practice as a growing concern because some veterans are.

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Since 2001, 364,000 veterans have received treatment for possible post-traumatic stress disorder. Some researchers believe the vets could benefit from a drug called MDMA. For 30 years, the federal.

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs earlier this month issued a new directive for clinical programs that frees its doctors and pharmacists to discuss marijuana with military vets taking part.

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At issue is the researchers’ lack of access to the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix, just. exploring marijuana as a potential treatment for PTSD and other conditions, American.

The VA and the FDA are keeping veterans from a helpful treatment option, just because it’s marijuana by Trevor Burrus | May 13, 2019 03:36 PM

VA docs to be able to recommend marijuana in some states. Congress on Thursday gave veterans the right to discuss medical marijuana as a treatment option with their Veterans Affairs doctors in.