Another study shows evidence of marijuana’s ability to treat PTSD

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There is no denying that cannabis plays a significant role in combatting PTSD

A recent cannabis-focused clinical trial conducted by Soroka University Medical Center showed promising results, especially for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and even epilepsy. The results come in line with many other studies showing that cannabis is a great ally for the mental problems that many people suffer from today.

Israeli medical cannabis company Cannbit-Tikun Olam has partnered with the folks at Soroka University, participating in one of the largest clinical trials to date. Based on the incredible results, it is possible that the true medical potential of cannabis as a treatment for PTSD has finally been realized.

Conducted over several years, the trial focused on 8,500 Israeli women and men with an average age of 54.6 years. Overall, more than two-thirds of patients reported at least moderate improvement with no serious side effects. Around 90.8% of treated PTSD patients were classified as therapeutic successes after six months.

Other benefits included a decrease in anger attacks, restlessness, nausea, and sleep disturbances. Nearly half of the patients reported that their quality of life had improved during the time of treatment.

“In the past, we already demonstrated that treatment with medical cannabis products relieves symptoms and improves the quality of life for patients,” said Lihi Bar-Lev Schleider, the company’s head of Research and Development, in a story for the Jerusalem Post.

He added, “This is the first time that in-depth, organized and systematic analysis of a large amount of data on a very large group of patients was performed, and in which, without bias, the effect of the treatment for various indications was examined.”