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Cannabis And Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Experiencing a catastrophic or traumatic event sometimes leads to a disabling syndrome known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Often associated with war veterans, PTSD can also be attributed to many other types of life-altering experiences that permeate our thoughts and damage our ability to cope with everyday life.

Reliving trauma can reveal itself in flashbacks, nightmares and paranoia that conventional treatments like therapy and pharmaceuticals don’t always help.

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Cannabis And Pain Relief

Medical cannabis has been shown to improve the quality of life for people who suffer from debilitating chronic pain, or pain related to other illnesses. Using it as an alternative to traditional pain medications - including opioids – is gaining ground as research continues and positive anecdotal reports are on the rise.

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Cannabis And Anxiety

People with extreme anxiety feel nervous and worried most of the time - not just in stressful situations. Their worries are persistent and can interfere with many aspects of everyday life.

As more and more chronically anxious people turn to cannabis for relief, thousands of positive anecdotes are emerging. Research has been limited in this area, but some new studies show the potential of cannabis in benefiting those with acute anxiety symptoms.

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What Is THC?

When it comes to cannabinoids, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is typically the one most widely known. Perhaps it’s because THC is the cannabinoid that produces the psychological effects of cannabis, or the “high.”

In our body’s complex endocannabinoid system (ECS), THC attaches to our cellular receptors and activates them. Medical marijuana studies have shown how THC can impact our memory, thought processes, concentration, pleasure, and coordination.