Marijuana Is Helping Our Vets Cope With War

Huffington Post Live
Josh Zepps

Originally appearing here.

The anxiety-filled disorder is hard to treat, but could cannabis be the cure for PTSD? We talk to veterans and experts about why they rely on medical marijuana to take them beyond the placebo effect.
Huffington Post Live interviews MAPS Founder Rick Doblin, Amy Rising, Ricardo Andre Pereyda, and Dr. Raphael Mechoulam about marijuana for treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans. Doblin details the current status of research initiatives focused on turning marijuana into a medicine, speaks about the increase in public support for medical marijuana, and explains the differences in treating PTSD symptoms with medical marijuana compared to MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, which aims at more lasting changes.