U.S. Veterans With PTSD Smoking Weed

U.S. Veterans With PTSD Smoking Weed

The Green Rush team is full of people who come from many different backgrounds. Recently, one of our team member’s family members showed us this video from Stranger Buds that features U.S. Veterans with PTSD smoking weed. Although cannabis use is not yet approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, post traumatic stress disorder affects a very large amount of people worldwide and cannabis has proven itself to be an effective solution for many people.

“Marijuana use for medical conditions is an issue of growing concern. Some Veterans use marijuana to relieve symptoms of PTSD and several states specifically approve the use of medical marijuana for PTSD. However, controlled studies have not been conducted to evaluate the safety or effectiveness of medical marijuana for PTSD. Thus, there is no evidence at this time that marijuana is an effective treatment for PTSD. In fact, research suggests that marijuana can be harmful to individuals with PTSD.” – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The video below does a good job of showing what it’s like for some U.S. vets who are suffering from PTSD and who also smoke weed. Watch the video and let us know what you think in the comments.

Watch U.S. Vets With PTSD Smoke Weed

Traumatic stress comes in all shapes and sizes and affects everyone differently. The Department of Veterans Affairs website states that there are numerous problems associated with marijuana use.

  1. “Marijuana use is associated with medical and psychiatric problems. These problems may be caused by using, but they also may reflect the characteristics of the people who use marijuana.”
  2. “Medical problems include chronic bronchitis, abnormal brain development among early adolescent initiators, and impairment in short-term memory, motor coordination and the ability to perform complex psychomotor tasks such as driving.”
  3. “Psychiatric problems include psychosis and impairment in cognitive ability. Quality of life can also be affected through poor life satisfaction, decreased educational attainment, and increased sexual risk-taking behavior. Chronic marijuana use also can lead to addiction, with an established and clinically significant withdrawal syndrome.”

If you have PTSD and smoke marijuana, or if you’ve smoked cannabis with someone who has PTSD, we want to hear your story. Please contact our affiliate cannabis website, Respect My Region via email at info@respectmyregion.com.

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