Never before have more veterans struggled with PTSD. And the "traditional cocktail" treatment from the medical profession that revolves around opioids is leading to massive addition problems. What's worse: 22 veterans commit suicide daily. But researchers and veterans themselves are leading the way to advocate for cannabis as a safer, more effective way to treat PTSD.
More than $42 billion is spent annually on medical and psychiatric care. And with treatments like opioids increasingly out of favor, Americans - especially veterans suffering from PTSD - are looking for safe, reliable alternatives. And cannabis more than any other substance is ready to fill that void.
The first-ever legally approved cannabis-based drug became available to patients in the United States recently. It's a true game-changer. But it may find some stiff competition from products that aren't being reviewed by the FDA.