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A2A Medical Cannabis For PTSD

Discussion in 'Medical & Health' started by livgunther, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. livgunther

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    My dad is an ex-serviceman. He was in the army. He is having a hard time readjusting to the life out of the military. He is affected by combat stress and pain caused by his memories. When nightmares and panic attacks became his daily routine I took him to a clinic in Toronto, where they offer medical marijuana services for PTSD symptoms and stress disorders. This is helping. I didn't think medical cannabis had this much effects in healing pain and stress. He is perfectly happy with the care and treatments. Although medical marijuana is pretty common in so many places, this is kind of new practice in our neighborhood. Everyone is enquiring about the other advantages and possible side effects by marijuana. My dad uses a vaporizer to inhale the medicated vapor. Could anyone explain about the other ways and methods to intake cannabis? He vomited the first time he inhaled cannabis. I contacted his physician and he said it is perfectly OK. What are the other likely symptoms he would experience? He doesn’t even smoke. This whole thing is new for him. Kindly share your first time experience and side effects from cannabis. Thank you.
     
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    Hi, @livgunther and thanks for asking this. I just finished almost 21 years and it's a very different world transitioning to civilian life. I am still struggling so I can only imagine how he is coping. He could try edibles, but there is a big difference from smoking or vaping marijuana. With edibles, the liver processes it and releases a chemical called #tetrahydrocannabinol which is like a much different and more concentrated high.

    Some people choose to use it this way instead of the traditional joint. He might be able to go this route, but he needs to try small amounts and work his way up. I hope this helps open the ideas a bit more and he can find some kind of relaxation from it. PTSD is certainly nothing to scoff at and I have too many friends that are looking for ways to cope with this kind of mental anxiety. Best wishes for you and the family.
     
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    Hey there. So your dad puked because the vaporizers are EXTREMELY concentrated. Usually 70-90 percent THC and made with vegetable glycerine or propylene glycol. Both of them are safe but depending on which one it is more agitating to the throat. The propylene glycol to me felt like i was inhaling cotton balls. Its a strange sensation as it coats your throat. I usually made quite an odd sound while exhaling. I much preferred vegetable glycerine. It is a liquified organic chemical that is used to make cake icing. It makes your vape taste sweeter but it gums up your heating element quickly with carbon due to a high sugar content so most people dont use it. You may try asking if they know which of those two your dads vape is and what strength of oil is in it. Is it disposable or is it refillable? ID recommend getting a water pipe and some flower. Something around 10-20 percent THC. You can also go on www.leafly.com and type in his condition PTSD into the search and it will pull up strains of cannabis that are effective in treating PTSD. Welcome and let us know how it goes.
     
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    Medical marijuana is best to treat PTSD.
     
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    You could try edibles as mentioned above. Perhaps baby steps like cannabis infused tea could help as well.

    In all honesty, when it comes to overcoming something like this, it's a very progressive process. Getting your father used to cannabis and in the right mindset is going to be the most crucial step.
     
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    Yes, i read an article where some scientists are claiming that marijuana helps for curing PTSD. well, it's a natural herb and its full potential is still unknown. some scientists are also saying that it also helps in treating cancer. but in my view proper care should be taken while using this medicine, because excessive use make a person addicted to this.
     
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    Im going to have to respectuflly disagree. There is nothing in or about cannabis that makes it addictive. You will not have withdrawals or cravings if you decide to stop. Theonly addiction is a potential mental one which would have nothing to do with the drug itself but your own psyche and addictive personality. There has never been a weed "junkie" or "addict" that goes and robs a bank or a store to feed his weed habit. =)
     
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    Yes i have read so many article s and consult a lot of doctors they admit that Marijuana is best for PTSD. though its a psychoactive drug but is extremely helpful in treating cancer, Parkinson, depression etc. As i know because i read an article which tells how effective this is in stopping the further development of this disease.
     
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    V.A. Issues New Medical Marijuana Policy For Military Veterans

    Doctors with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs still can't recommend medical marijuana, but they are being encouraged to talk more about it with military veterans.

    That's what a new V.A. policy being rolled out this month says.

    The directive urges government doctors to "discuss with the Veteran marijuana use, due to its clinical relevance to patient care, and discuss marijuana use with any Veterans requesting information about marijuana."

    However, the policy reiterates the department's long-held position that "to comply with Federal laws such as the Controlled Substances Act...providers are prohibited from completing forms or registering Veterans for participation in a State-approved marijuana program."

    More:
    V.A. Issues New Medical Marijuana Policy For Military Veterans
     
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    I am looking forward to this being rolled out even if it's just a baby step. I seriously hope that we will see a full legalization and the doctors jumping on this method of treating so many who need it. There are more studies being rolled out to that involved veterans. This is an area to keep your eye on!
     
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    Edibles are best, Go for it.
     
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    I am looking forward to edibles very soon. Life has already been considerably better since I have been able to smoke again. I can personally say that I think this is a good alternative for vets, but may not be a full replacement for all meds. I still have to take some meds for pain, but this has taken 70% of the need away and that is good in my book.
     
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    Same for me. Its the difference between a moderately normal and confident stride or a slow painful waddle.
     
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    Support our Vets.

    2018 State of the Union Address, President Trump said he believes in the "RIGHT TO TRY".
    Another name for bud.

    Now remove bud from the Fed Schedule list.
    It is a Herb.
     
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