Canna Blog

New Products!

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Team Blogs
    Team Blogs Find your favorite team blogs here.
  • Login
    Login Login form
Subscribe to this list via RSS Blog posts tagged in marijuana use and ptsd

PTSD and Marijuana: More Veterans to Gain Access

Earlier this week, the state legislature of New Jersey voted to add PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, and recently a judge in Illinois ordered that PTSD be added to the Illinois medical marijuana program, as well. While PTSD is most often associated with military veterans, it's an anxiety disorder that can happen to anyone who has been through an emotionally-charged, traumatic experience, especially if that experience involved a threat of serious injury or death. The symptoms that point to PTSD include reexperiencing, avoidance, and episodes of hyperarousal that may include insomnia, social isolation, or flashbacks of the traumatic memory. PTSD persists over time because of changes that happen in the brain at the time of trauma that leave the brain hyper-responsive to adrenaline and stress.

Veterans across the country have been turning to marijuana for years to help soothe PTSD symptoms, and many are finding some relief for their symptoms. As many as 20% of military veterans who served in Iraq or Afghansitan suffer from PTSD. VA hospitals in some states like Nevada and Maine allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for their PTSD patients, but many others do not have that opportunity.

That might change with a new PTSD and marijuana study that's currently underway to determine the benefits of marijuana on veterans with PTSD. Volunteer veterans in Maryland and Arizona will be asked to smoke up to two joints a day, and report on their progress. Different strains will be tested, as well, to determine which marijuana strains might be the most effective for treating PTSD symptoms. If the study helps show some tangible benefits, it might urge more states to add PTSD to their list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.

Marijuana is believed to help relieve many symptoms of PTSD including insomnia, anxiety, and depression, and there may be even deeper benefits that have yet to be fully understood and realized. One study found that cannabinoids aided in the memory extinction process in mice, a finding that has huge applications for PTSD sufferers. The mice were exposed to a noise which was followed by an electric shock. After a few days, the shocks were discontinued but the mice were still exposed to the noise that used to preceed the electric shock. In the mice that received the cannabinoids, they were able to readjust to the sound after a few days and no longer had a flinching response in fear of the anticipated shock. The mice that did not receive any cannabinoids never adjusted to the noise and showed the same flinching response as if they were going to get shocked even after the shocks had been eliminated. So why is this relevant for PTSD sufferers? People with PTSD can react to triggers in their environment that remind them of the intial trauma they experienced. For example, the sound of firecrackers can bring back memories and emotions associated with gunfire for those who have lived through such encounters. If the cannabinoids can help mice develop memory extinction that allows them to disassociate a stimuli from a learned response and instead react with a new response, human sufferers of PTSD could possibly find the same benefits.

To get the most benefit from using marijuana for PTSD symtoms like insomnia, the Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access website recommends low to moderate doses, preferrably in the form of edibles which provide a precise, measurable dose. If you're taking marijuana for PTSD and you know you're going to be in a potentially triggering situation, the Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access website advises vaping or smoking a small to moderate amount, several times, in advance of the potentially triggering situation. As with any medicine intended to treat a health condition, it's always best to talk to your doctor first to find out the best type of medicine for you, how much you should take, and how often.

If you suffer from PTSD and you're lucky enough to live in a state that allows medical marijuana use for your symptoms (or if you live in a state like Colorado that has recreational marijuana), why not give marijuana a try and see if it could be of benefit? It could very well be the missing key that opens a new path toward hope and healing.

Last modified on
Hits: 1222
0

Deals Near You

Denver - Rec & Med
Longmont - Recreational
Denver - Recreational
Denver - Rec & Med
denver - Recreational
Denver - Rec & Med
Denver - Recreational
Denver - Recreational
Denver - Rec & Med
Denver - Rec & Med
denver - Recreational
denver - Recreational

Tag Cloud

difference between cannabis strains 420 tours florida medical marijuana dispensary marijuana use among veterans dispensaries in puerto rico popular strains of marijuana ftp deals in orange county medical marijuana qualifying conditions vape pens mmj coupons marijuana social lounges near me weed witchcraft shatter coupons nye 2018 denver weed deals denver medmen west hollywood marijuana store moon rock deals in denver new years marijuana deals halloween things to do in denver trees dispensary deals livwell prices weight loss strain legal marijuana states legalize weed marijuana tourist attractions marijuana couponing marijuana deals in la dispensary nearby pokemon go! discounts the lodge dispensary coupons boulder weed deals cheap weed aurora co weed deals cheap dispensary deals trim run concentrates Lightshade ounce deal how to get high marijuana market report find weed deals near me weed saver ftp deals near me new years weed deals closest dispensary to dia cannabis and pets cbd terpenes recreational dispensary coupons lose weight with thcv cannabis industry live resin prices in denver RSO Oil leafs by snoop denver ounce deals near federal blvd north denver dispensary halloween marijuana deals og kush deals halloweed cbd for pets marijuana effects catch a buzz cannabis terpenes terpinolene uses where to buy weed in miami dispensary discounts boulder pot deals top 10 weed strains cheapest weed prices in denver orange marijuana strains newport beach coupons cbd for dogs cannabis consumption laws denver labor day coupons medical marijuana weed deals laguna beach weed deals colorado pot which marijuana strain is best for you marijuana extracts drug reform mmj deals marijuana consumption laws los angeles ounce specials ounce deals in englewood colorado top shelf ounces bho concentrates pearl street mall dispensary ounce of bud og kush origins dispensary coupons for labor day sale dispensaries ounce deals in colorado springs recreational marijuana deals cheapest ounce of weed in los angeles marijuana cigarette marijuana strain genetics cannabis cup trees dispensary coupons pet cbd products weed deals in puerto rico marijuana dispensaries closest dispensary to light rail station cheapest dispensary in denver cannabis tour options dixie elixirs newest weed deals west hollywood recreational pot deals ounce deals denver Escape Vaporizer Pen lightshade coupons cannasaver deals near me florida weed deals cbd coupons edibles where to buy cbd weed deals on federal blvd trichome cheapest dispensaries in colorado denver shatter deals florida weed top ten dispensaries boulder colorado dispensary deals deals on weed in colorado springs riverrock colorado aliso viejo ounce deals marijuana recipes recreational marijuana purchase limits dispensary deals near cu boulder weed deals in huntington beach 420 friendly hotels bruce banner edibles 101 recreational weed deals in west hollywood ca denver halloween deals denver cannabis consumption rules deals for marijuana late night dispensaries marijuana infused massage trends laguna beach top shelf weed shatterday deals denver best dispensary discounts mission viejo weed delivery cheap marijuana indica vs. sativa vs. hybrid colorado springs medical marijuana coupons edibles price top shelf marijuana strains dispensary specials candidates views on marijuana nye weed deals nebraska and oklahoma case best concentrates in denver profit from legal weed weed infused coffee cannabis smoking lounge dispensaries near me cheapest ounce of weed denver marijuana sex on weed marijuana deals best shatter deals in los angeles marijuana use by adults dispensary ounce deals co2 extraction marijuana edibles coupons best dispensary deals denver recreational dispensaries near me aeroinhaler price cannabis strains 2016 presidential election marijuana savings in denver irvine ca weed deals deals on ounces of flower weed deals on moon rocks Cannabis sticky fingerz dispensary coupons black market dab rigs hollywood weed deals mission viejo marijuana deals denver downtown recreational dispensary pure marijuana coupons legal marijuana industry weed discounts pueblo colorado emerald fields coupons what is cbd good for difference between hemp and marijuana cannasaver shatterday deals dispensary discounts for tourists puerto rico marijuana information quest concentrates 500mg distillate cartridge coupon three rivers organics concentrate deals in denver best weed deals this summer the stone dispensary coupons ftp deals los angeles cannasaver livwell cheap weed denver 420 friendly sex las vegas marijuana weed in florida la weed coupons best ounce deal in denver blue bird delivery orange county ca salve halloween cheapest weed in denver caviar deals marijuana topicals effects of different cannabis strains rino dispensary deals the joint by cannabis weed deals for 420 englewood dispensary deals cbd deals price of weed in denver marijuana store deals water pipe coupons for shatter cheapest dispensary deals 710 events in denver california marijuana initiative edibles deals the green party blue dream where to buy in denver marijuana strains from colorado medical marijuana prescribed for pain mighty tree coupons organic pesticides use for cannabis weed deals cbd isolate effects cannacatwalk wax ounce deals cheapest recreational dispensary 420 dispensary deals in denver 2017 Holiday Weed Deals pure marijuana deals best terpenes for insomnia Transdermal Patches the hemp center docs apothecary recreational deals globeville medical marijuana dispensary marijuana grow tour CBD products cheap ounces in denver cannabis station coupons live resin coupons 420 travel first time dabbing marijuana dispensary guide retail marijuana concentrates for dummies shatter deals buying weed in colorado dispensary security guard lake forest top shelf deals cannabis sativa plant marijuana smoking lounges near me cbd coupon best ounce deals what is dab day og kush weed deals boulder first time patient savings blue lotus cbd prices marijuana saver Best weed deals in Denver holiday deals and savings edibles deals denver adult use weed deals in west hollywood ca best edibles in denver 420 festival denver 2018 trees deals phenotypes best recreational dispensary in denver leafly strain reviews grinders different effects of marijuana strains first time patient deals in orange county high thcv strains weed deals near lakewood co cannabis testing treatment for ptsd Cheeba 4th of july dispensary deals dispensary savings on marijuana good chemistry coupons MJ Seeds Canada Endocannabinoid System first time patient specials foria cannabis lube west hollywood ounce deals weed cheap weed in denver recreational deals in englewood new years day marijuana sale different types of wax dabs cheap marijuana in LA globeville dispensary drug war best deals on concentrates livwell garden city coupons discount marijuana ounces black friday oz deals dabbing dispensary open till midnight san diego weed deals beginners guide to dabbing find a good deal near me latest la weed deals downtown denver shatter deals extreme marijuana couponing cannabis recipes halloweed 2016 dispensary edibles deals Cannabinoids green star excursions lacontes dispensary top shelf marijuana products lakewood colorado weed deals tampa florida dispensary los angeles vape deals denver dispensary open late cbd rich strains blue dream genetics saving money on weed aliso viejo marijuana deals colorado marijuana laws medical marijuana prescriptions livwell deals marijuana delivery 420 tourism weed strains vegas weed thcv best weed deals best deal on live resin weed recipes cheap ounces in colorado riverrock coupons eating edibes what is hemp trees weed deals bowl toppers lake forest ftp deals 420 friendly getaways first time patient deal overland neighborhood donald trump views on marijuana cheapest edibles marijuana consumption permit snoop doggs marijuana products leafly list winners for 2018 edibles price per mg ahhs west hollywood ca marijuana legalization deals for stoners smoking pot in public dispensary ounce coupons first time patient deals discounts on weed in west hollywood Subtle Escape Vape wax wednesday deals best concentrates in colorado weed deals near me cannabutter colorado dispensaries open late night la weed deals laguna beach ounce deals buy weed here orange county ca weed deals how to find dispensary deals online nug run concentrates strain that makes you laugh sticky fingerz deals in rino north denver weed deals cannabis sativa saving lives with medical marijuana orange county marijuana deals legal cannabis high thc marijuana strains dixie elixirs coupons buy marijuana og kush strain review popular marijuana strains first time buying weed dispensary deals near me types of bho concentrates weed laws whole plant ounce deals legalize marijuana top shelf indoor bud dabs 2018 dispensary deals high west cannabis downtown la ounce deals black friday marijuana deals denver downtown dispensaries where can i smoke pot dispensary close to airport strongest strains on earth 420 friendly events dispensary coupons in denver denver international airport pokemon donld trump and marijuana ounce discounts out of state visitor dabbing essentials weed 101 marijuana use and ptsd cheapest edibles in denver sativa-dominant marijuana strain first timers guide to shopping at a marijuana store discounts for dispensaries 420 friendly halloween best ounce deals in denver marijuana dispensaries in colorado massachusetts weed deals and dispensary coupons cbd deals near me stoners halloween colorado springs dispensaries highlands dispensary deals cbd vs. thc cannabis strains for anxiety types of cannabis concentrates the green solution coupons recreational dispensaries in los angeles extreme couponing marijuana delivery in aliso viejo ca dispensary deals on ounces in costa mesa buying weed for dummies best summer dispensary deals 2017 high thc west hollywood wax and shatter deals plants and spices weed facts pure marijuana dispensary coupons colorado dispensary deals laguna beach weed delivery weed discounts in la deals on moon rocks and caviar sticky fingerz dispensary shatter ounce deals 420 friendly vacations best edibles coupons in colorado 2016 presidential candidates sex and marijuana colorado weed prices cheapest ounce in los angeles black market weed CBD Oil santa ana ca marijuana deals legal marijuana increase marijuana potency weed deals near you denver dispensaries near me recreational pot la weekly weed deals getting your vagina high cheapest live resin recreational dispensary deals proposition 64 massachusetts medical marijuana dispensary types of concentrates marijuana to treat ptsd for veterans sativa dominant CannaSaver marijuana terpenes for sex livwell denver coupons cbd online cheapest recreational dispensaries in denver marijuana pricing list marijuana strains florida dispensary deals what is cbd recreational dispensaries in florida cannasaver livwell coupons Lotus Medical Denver Wax Deals best concentrate deals denver connoisseur ounce of marijuana puerto rico weed prices florida medical marijuana dispensaries how to improve your sex life Cannabis Seeds marijuana tax report most popular strains lake forest weed deals high thc cannabis find the lowest price on weed pokemon go! fathers day lightshade dispensary coupons pueblo co weed deals cheap weed deals recreational edible deals 420 friendly weekend ideas koreatown collective los angeles thc distillate deals snoop doggs cannabis brand sativa vs. indica marijuana prices in denver latest marijuana news The Lodge Cannabis public marijuana use savvy stoner wax coupons marijuana reform marijuana chapstick weed deals prices aeroinhaler trees coupons recreational dispensary deals in los angeles what is dabbing legal weed marijuana tourism hightimes recreational weed what are terpenoids what is 710 marijuana vacations adult marijuana use weed discounts in costa mesa lacontes clone bar & dispensary first visit to a dispensary putting cannabis up your vagina sugar wax concentrate marijuana legalization debate livwell dispensary deals san diego marijuana deals best co springs dispensaries price of weed in puerto rico marijuana and the vagina Marys Medicinals recreational marijuana legalization denver cannabis tourism thc - cbd edibles lake forest california find a deal on weed colorado blue dream reviews finding the right dosage of thc puerto rico drug laws medical marijuana deals cannabis store deals denver rino ounce deals cheap ounce deals medical marijuana prescription save money on pot treating anxiety with marijuana marijuana prohibition Best 420 friendly Dates dispensary open early infused food marijuana coupons cheap weed in boulder smoke lounge denver deals on ounces in denver strongest weed strains denver nye 2018 parties marijuana wins big trees marijuana coupons the joint coupons reschedule marijuana santa ana ca weed deals dispensary guide marijuana terpenes moonrocks caviar bubble hash los angeles dispensary coupons cheap edibles in denver cannabidiol best oz specials halloween weed deals sour diesel og cheapest weed deals near me cheapest weed prices in West Hollywood terpenes massachusetts recreational dispensary prices things to do in denver for nye 2018 terp deals best cbd deals denver airport edibles weed prices for 2017 marijuana concentrates things to do in denver cheapest recreational dispensary in denver differences between indica vs. sativa amch denver cannabusiness marijuana debate terpenoids cannabis production medical marijuana discounts terp juice colorado tourists moon rocks florida dispensaries marijuana properties dispensary deals near you high cbd strains stoned willies reserve new years eve concerts in denver 420 travel to colorado qualifying conditions for medical marijuana weed coupons in huntington beach top ten strains for 2017 retail marijuana sales boulder dispensaries zeta sage price of weed pot couponing 101 dab lounge denver dab bar recreational cannabis costa mesa marijuana delivery service benefits of cannabis terpenes cbd growing cannabis cheapest recreational dispensary in west hollywood vegas marijuana Cheap Marijuana Seeds denver dispensary prices legalize pot colorado marijuana sales record dispensary deals in globeville denver caviar weed deals weed deals for labor day la moonrock deals cbd for dog seizures marijuana tourist best dispensary coupons dispensary deals co springs dispensary weed deals best marijuana deals adult cannabis use capitol hill weed deals marijuana buying 101 stoner quiz weed prices in denver recreational dispensaries cannabis station deals marijuana faq security guards at dispensaries indica vs. sativa downtown denver dispensary deals dabbing dictionary edibles deals in denver buying marijuana in colorado denver weed prices best cannabis tours denver 420 friendly tours vote on marijuana legalization denver deals how to make edibles weed tourist los angeles weed deals spliff marijuana and magic august dispensary specials marijuana savings cannasaver deals by denver airport edibles specials many uses of the hemp plant labor day deals how to buy marijuana halloween deals in denver differences between cbd and thc buy weed online dispensaries in denver CBD benefits coupons for weed in costa mesa California Recreational marijuana cannabis hybrid strains marijuana dispensaries close to dia best indoor ounce deals legalize weed puerto rico Wax Deals Near Me marijuana friendly accommodations denver coupons marijuana industry cherry creek dispensary 420 friendly best weed deals in colorado weed deals san diego ahhsweho west hollywood ca weed coupons concentrates weed prices ways to smoke weed broadway dispensary weed and motivation best dispensary deals in denver premium concentrates moon rock deals in la guide to weed couponing marijuana for PTSD marijuana use statistics shatter difference between nug run and trim run discounts at local dispensaries lighshade marijuana store coupons los angeles marijuana dispensary discounts near me how to find the best weed deals places to smoke marijuana near me buying weed christmas weed deals pot deals in orange county california how to grow marijuana ounce deals in aurora colorado pueblo dispensary California Craft Cannabis Initiative cannabis friendly lodging medibles how to roll a joint la deals on top shelf weed la dispensary coupons dab vs oil live sauce denver dispensary deals near me live resin price 420 friendly activities in denver best shatter in denver sour diesel holiday how to roll a blunt denver dispensary deals best strains of 2017 los angeles moonrock price top colorado weed strains downtown denver dispensary harmony coupons Live Resin sativa colorado cannabis tours marijuana sales limits cheap weed in aurora colorado Feminized Seeds dispensary near me dispensaries near denver airport open late best concentrates deals denver edibles price list cannabis coffee deals Cheapest Recreational Dispensaries effects of marijuana date night for stoners Caregivers for Life orange county weed coupons halloweed deals capitol hill dispensary discounts weed couponer marijuana edibles Natures Kiss Dispensary popular strains cannabis lip balm hybrid vaper pens deals on weed what states will legalize weed next docs apothecary in northglenn co industrial hemp uses treating ptsd with cannabis halloween in denver 2017 holiday season marijuana deals leafs by snoop marijuana products thcv edibles first time patient deals near me stoner trivia good chemistry denver deals reclassify summer sale vaporizers 4th of july weed deals denver cheapest ounces in denver marijuana ounce discounts zeta sage genetics and review vape pen denver dispensaries lowest price ounce in denver best dispensary in denver downtown la weed deals can stoners be productive difference between rosin and shatter alternative herbal health systems deals in west hollywood cannabis 101 cannabis for pain relief denver weed coupons colorado pot tax dispensary coupons eating cannabis infused edibles extreme weed couponing cheapest wax and shatter deals dispensary open 24 hours marijuana buying tips denver highlands weed deals 420 vacation ideas myrcene uses Karmaceuticals 420 vacations ftp deals mission viejo veterans marijuana use for ptsd las vegas medical marijuana rules oz deals in san diego harmony extracts deals legal states for weed dispensary security shatter deals near me buying weed at dispensaries tourist purchase limits illinois decriminalizes dispensary oz deals oregon medical marijuana save money on marijuana ounce deals near me support of marijuana legalization private marijuana clubs pokemon go dispensary discounts florida medical marijuana maggies farm deals denvers green mile marijuana business the joint dispensary how to be a productive stoner livwell coupons pokemon go app newport beach deals on marijuana recreational edibles deals northglenn dispensary deals weed discounts in aurora connoisseur strains first timers public pot use in denver summer weed deals 420 marijuana deals strongest cbd strains the lodge on federal dab lounge near me og kush near me cannabis store deals in denver best shatter deals in denver cannabis infused lube what are cannabis terpenes huntington beach marijuana coupons strain dispensary protection effects of different strains Hemp Products marijuana massage at home how marijuana makes sex better denver top attractions marijuana coffee deals marijuana activities in denver atmos junuior pen lakewood dispensary deals whole plant ounce side effects of high thc cannabis 420 tours in denver discounts on marijuana Canna-Saver cannabis strains in colorado cannabis products medical marijuana dispensary celebrity marijuana brand marijuana edibles deals enails dispensary coupons near me dispensary deals in boulder ounce deals by denver airport recreational edibles colorado weed deals marijuana dispensaries in florida deals for dabbing halloween festivities best deals on cbd oil colorado cannabis lodging best dispensaries in denver cannabis oil for pain relief weed deals in newport beach weed deals for 2017 wax east la weed deals north denver ounce deals Cancer sugar wax dabs best dispensary deals in colorado cbd lotion medical marijuana red card marijuana massage cheapest weed in denver for 420 first time patient deals in san diego dispensary deals for denver tourists find cheap weed black friday pot deals cheapest weed increase in marijuana use cannabis terpenes you should know cannabis coffee k-cup halloween marijuana boulder dispensary deals save money at local dispensaries how to make topicals 1136 yuma coupons oz deals near me colorado marijuana revenue 2016 marijuana pairings colorado weed strains best strain for anxiety and panic attacks pueblo dispensary deals los angeles ounce deals cannabis connoisseur marijuana friendly hotels beginners guide to picking great bud lowest price ounce of weed in los angeles dispensaries on pearl st in boulder weedmaps weed deals puerto rico weed dispensary using weed coupons magical properties of hemp cbd isolate pot couponing for dummies ounce specials in denver Live Resin Deals public marijuana smoking colorado cannabis brands where to buy live resin in denver colorado vote on ptsd Oregon medical marijuana dispensary november ballot downtown denver ounce deals docs apothecary coupons medical marijuana ounce deal 1136 yuma weed deals 420 weed deals first time dispensary deals cbd for skin care medical marijuana treatment for pain can stoners be successful strains cannabis strain names downtown la vape deals concentrate deals denver stance on drugs late night dispensary near me thc concentrate ounce deals best recreational dispensaries in denver edibles coupons cannabis terpenes for sale where to buy marijuana high times strains 2017 cheapest weed in los angeles colorado summer tourism what is pure cbd isolate massachusetts dispensary prices weed couponing maggies farm coupons rules to using weed coupons cannasseur black friday LivWell medical marijuana states LA deals on weed trees dispensary coupons in englewood medical marijuana weed deals in san juan dispensary deals today ptsd marijuana legalization pros and cons las vegas weed laws cheapest distillate vape cartridge where to smoke weed cyber monday weed deals discounts on marijuana in colorado springs los angeles weed deals near me halloween and marijuana florida dispensary laws weed online vaping cheapest concentrates in denver concentrate deals near me cannabis infused massage dispensary coupons near you top cbd strain edibles prices colorado latest dispensary deals green friday atmos dispensary sale livwell summer sale saving money at your local weed dispensary most interesting stoner in the world homemade apple pipe flight vaporizing kit shatterday denver dispensaries deals denver recreational deals cheapest ounce deals universal collective los angeles marijuana deals denver first time visit to a marijuana store drug legalization debate 420 date night california weed discounts weed couponing 101 2016 elections election results for marijuana labor day marijuana deals rocky road aurora public consumption laws topical north denver dispensary discounts best strains for depression marijuana deals for tourists colorado weed coupons ommp weed prices in Los Angeles save money on weed medical marijuana discounts in north denver marijuana laws