Cannabis for PTSD
Use of cannabis, or marijuana as it is most commonly known, for medical purposes has recently seen a resurgence in popularity -which has been controversial.
Cannabis was categorized as an illicit substance and banned for use in the United States in the 1970s. This made it an illegal drug, despite any medical benefits that cannabis may have had. According to some, cannabis has both physical and mental medical benefits due to the drug’s ability to block pain and act as a cognitive disruptor.
In the last few years, cannabis has been legalized for both medical and recreational use in the United States. “Medical marijuana” must be prescribed and is usually done so for conditions requiring long-term pain management or psychological conditions, such as bipolar syndrome or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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