Report: Medical cannabis could prove useful for overcoming trauma

Report: Medical cannabis could prove useful for overcoming trauma
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New scientific evidence points to the cannabis plant’s suitability as an aid for patients who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Carried out by Soroka University Medical Center and Israel-headquartered medical cannabis company Cannbit-Tikun Olam, the clinical trial’s results illustrate cannabis’ trauma-busting properties. The study took place over a number of years with the vision of better understanding the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis treatments.  Overall, the trial’s outcome was positive, with 52 percent of study subjects completely stopping the use of or reducing the dosage of opioid medications after trying medical cannabis.  Additionally, 36.9 percent stopped using/reduced the dosage of antipsychotics, 35.7 percent stopped using/reduced the dosage of antiepileptics, and 35.3 percent stopped using/reduced the dosage of hypnotics and sedatives. Medical cannabis offers numerous health benefits for trauma patients After being administered with pharmaceutical-grade cannabis, two thirds of patients noted a fair improvement in trauma symptoms with no severe side effects reported.  Factually, 90.8 percent of cannabis-treated patients were considered to be therapeutic successes following six month of consumption. Aside from easing trauma symptoms, cannabis also contributed to a reduction in sleep disturbances, nausea, restlessness and angry outbursts. The study authors noted that almost 50% of patients reported a drastic improvement in quality of life throughout the treatment period. Negative side effects of cannabis use, such as sleepiness, dizziness and uncontrollable hunger, were only reported by a single-digit percentage of users. Study into medical cannabis for trauma used strains produced by Cannbit-Tikun Olam A total of 8,500 male and female Israelis with an average age of 54.6 years participated in this research effort.  Each study subject consumed strains produced by Cannbit-Tikun Olam — a pharmaceutical company that was founded in 2006. “In the past, we already demonstrated that treatment with medical cannabis products relieves symptoms and improves quality…

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