420 with CNW – Canadian Study Finds That Marijuana Could Treat PTSD-Induced Depression

420 with CNW – Canadian Study Finds That Marijuana Could Treat PTSD-Induced Depression

People with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) often suffer from depression and bouts of suicidal ideations. Research shows these people can treat this depression with marijuana. The University of British Columbia and the B.C Centre of Substance use (BCCSU) conducted a study that shows that pot could be used to treat PTSD-induced depression. The study researchers analyzed data of 24,000 Canadians from Statistics Canada. Their findings were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. The researchers found that people who used marijuana did not suffer from PTSD-induced depression, but those who did not consume marijuana were found to have significant episodes of depression and suicidal tendencies. The BCCSU researchers suggest that people with PTSD should use cannabis for its therapeutic effects. A PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia and research associate at the BCCSU, Stephanie Lake, said that due to the limited options for treating PTSD effectively, patients are self-medicating with marijuana to manage their symptoms. Before this study, there was no evidence to show that the therapeutic effects of marijuana could be used for patients with PTSD. The study finding gives PTSD patients new hope when seeking alternative treatment options. The researchers say that the data from Statistics Canada…

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