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Oregon Officially Adds PTSD As A Qualifying Medical Marijuana Condition


ptsd oregon sb 281 governor medical marijuanaOregon has officially become the 4th state in the U.S. which allows those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to become qualifying medical marijuana patients. Governor John Kitzhaber signed Senate Bill 281, joining Oregon with three other states – Connecticut, Delaware, and New Mexico – which allow PTSD as a qualifying condition.

The measure passing into law, which is a huge victory for compassion and commonsense, comes just a couple weeks after a study – conducted by the New York University School of Medicine - found that one of marijuana’s primary compounds may combat the symptoms of PTSD by bringing equilibrium in the prison’s CB1 receptors.

Other research has indicated that cannabis can be helpful in treating PTSD, and may even help prevent it, if administered quickly after a traumatic experience.

Source: The Joint Blog


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  1. Daniel Haszard on

    Good to go bravo!
    Current drug PTSD treatment for Veterans found ineffective.
    Eli Lilly made $70 billion on the Zyprexa franchise.Lilly was fined $1.4 billion for Zyprexa fraud!
    The atypical antipsychotics (Zyprexa,Risperdal,Seroquel) are like a ‘synthetic’ Thorazine,only they cost ten times more than the old fashioned typical antipsychotics.
    These newer generation drugs still pack their list of side effects like diabetes for the user.All these drugs work as so called ‘major tranquilizers’.This can be a contradiction with PTSD suffers as we are hyper vigilant and feel uncomfortable with a drug that puts you to sleep and makes you sluggish.
    That’s why drugs like Zyprexa don’t work for PTSD survivors like myself.
    Daniel Haszard

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