Feds approves marijuana study as PTSD treatment for veterans - KMSP-TV

Feds approves marijuana study as PTSD treatment for veterans

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The feds have given the green light on a study, using marijuana to treat veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The Department of Health and Human Services gave the green light, but it still needs to get approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Right now, up to 20 percent of soldiers who recently served in Iraq and Afghanistan wars have PTSD, which can cause anxiety, flashbacks, depression and sleep deprivation.

Some doctors have long speculated marijuana could be used to calm parts of the brain linked to over-stimulation and anxiety.

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