Doctors, researchers, veterans who use cannabis, and a prominent professional athlete talk to the National Institute for Cannabis Investors about PTSD and how much cannabis-based products can help in treating the disease.
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.