PTSD Patients Now Included In Oregon's Medical Marijuana Program

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Welcome to the 21st century of medicine – where weed cures and the feds ‘old school’ dogma (that “marijuana has no medicinal value,”) is tossed out.  Joining Connecticut, New Mexico and Delaware; Oregon has pulled it’s head out of the dark ages of ignorance…and will finally allow medical marijuana for our vets - who gave all – while asking for nothing in return.

Democrat Gov. John Kitzhaber on Thursday signed legislation, Senate Bill 281, into law to allow patients with post-traumatic stress to be eligible to engage in the therapeutic use of cannabis.

The new Oregon law expands the state’s existing medical marijuana program, initially enacted by voters in 1998, to include post-traumatic stress as a state-qualified illness for which marijuana may be recommended.

To date, only three states – Connecticut, Delaware, and New Mexico – specifically allow for the use of cannabis to treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress.

Clinical trial data published in the May issue of the journal Molecular Psychiatry theorized that cannabinoid-based therapies would likely comprise the “next generation of evidence-based treatments for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).”

Post-traumatic stress syndrome is an anxiety disorder that is estimated to impact some eight million Americans annually. To date, there are no pharmaceutical treatments specifically designed or approved to target symptoms of PTSD. Source:

Heads up Controlled Substance Act, DEA, and all who say marijuana’s cannabinoids have no medical value! Your day’s of ruling through fear, intimidation and treachery are nearly over. Our empor is naked…and ugly!  

  

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Born in Long Beach, raised on the central coast: I surf, dab, burn, and blog, though not necessarily in that order. I'm a husband, a father and a lifelong consumer of connoisseur grade weed. I don't drink booze, or do any other "drugs." I consider myself living proof that weed is not a gateway drug - If it were, I'd be in some serious trouble. Instead, as a 50-year-old ex-realtor that has been smoking weed for nearly 80% of my life (just did the math), I can only say, marijuana is safer than prescription pills or alcohol could ever hope to be.