Health Canada approves Tilray study of medical marijuana for PTSD

 In Cannabis Education, Health, Medical Marijuana, PTSD

Whether it is first responders, soldiers who have been to war or many Canadians in between, thousands suffer from PTSD and many turn to marijuana for relief.

Now for the fist time, there will be a clinical study to see if it really works.

“This particular study is the largest medical cannabis clinical trial to take place in Canada in at least 40 years” said Philippe Lucas, Vice President of Tilray.

Tilray, based in Nanaimo, is teaming up with the University of British Columbia, choosing 42 participants for the clinical trial to test anecdotal evidence that suggests medical marijuana can help those suffering from PTSD.

“We know that a lot of veterans are using cannabis to deal with their symptoms but the research hasn’t been there for us to get a sense of how it works, who it works best for and are there differences between different types of cannabis that makes some types more effective than others?” said Zach Walsh, Associate Professor Psychology at UBC.

Half of the participants will be police or military veterans while the other half will be made up of those who suffered from sexual or other violence.


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