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Marijuana May Treat PTSD-Induced Nightmares

ptsd marijuana cannabisI have a friend that suffers from sever PTSD. She was the victim of some horrific circumstances, and she has tried everything to help cope with her PTSD. The only thing that works is medical marijuana. Unfortunately, Child Protective Services frowns upon medical marijuana, even in the most extreme cases, which has resulted in her kids being taken away. She is in the process of getting her kids back, but it comes on the condition that she never uses medical marijuana again while they live in her home, which is sad. She doesn’t smoke in front of her kids, and most of the time was using tinctures. But, sadly, she has to suffer from her PTSD without help from medical marijuana in order to get her kids back.

PTSD is a horrible thing to deal with. One of the worst parts is the PTSD-induced nightmares. A recent study shows that medical marijuana can help with PTSD-induced nightmares. Per The Joint Blog:

Subjects were “followed for 7 weeks and then, following a 2-week washout period, were titrated with the other study treatment and followed for an additional 7 weeks. The modified intent-to-treat (mITT) population, which included all treated subjects that met inclusion/exclusion criteria, was analyzed.”

Researchers found that; “In this small sample NAB provided significant relief for military personnel with PTSD, indicating that it shows promise as a clinically-relevant treatment for patients with nightmares and a history of non-response to traditional therapies.

If you know someone that suffers from PTSD-induced nightmares, suggest that they use medical marijuana. It might be what they need to help cope with such a debilitating condition.

  • tommy faulkner

    I have PTSD with nightmare’s which I can tell you from my experience is horrible. I use marijuana regularly to treat my condition and I can tell you first hand that it works! I was diagnosed in 2006 and have been waiting for marijuana to be medicinally available in Virginia for sometime.If and when that happens I will be in line. Until then I will be doing what I have to do to make sure I am properly medicated.

    • tommy,

      Try passing this around. It might help:

      The Prohibitionists are involved in mass murder. The Reagan administration tried to suppress the finding that cannabis is effective against cancer. You can look it up. Of course the Democrats did nothing when they had a chance.

      Cannabis cures cancer. Cancer kills 586,000 Americans every year. Every Prohibitionist is complicit in mass murder.

      • tommy faulkner

        I believe cannabis has many healing properties. I use it for PTSD but it can be used for many things. I just wish people would wake up in my shoes for a day and then tell me it doesn’t help when I know for a fact it does. Every morning I wake up and have an awful not in my stomach from my nerves and as soon at I medicate, it goes away. If my anxiety gets too high and I feel like I’m going to have an attack I medicate. I have tried many meds for my condition and this seems to be the only help. Not only does it help my condition but it also helps with my nightmares. Thanks for your thoughts an yes I will keep passing this around because I believe that everyone needs to know how much it helps.

  • mike1188

    What major F ing bull shit. This should not happen. Good parents should never loose their children to child protective services. I guess it’s ok for C.P.S to let bad parents who are abusive, or maybe stinking drunk daily that are not medical marijauna users to keep their kids?! I have a friends that work fo a child protective services and they would never take away kids from good parents that have or don’t have medical marijauna cards. A good parent is a good parent no matter what. Just like a abusive parent is a abusive parent no matter what.

  • hanspy

    Child Protective Services are mostly run by religion fanatics with totally no feeling for families, human rights,or even human feelings.Kids are only work for them and work is money.Every child they take brings in money.And that is there goal.With a microscope you may find some exceptions but they are rare.

  • Igor Rayhelgauz

    interesting info

  • OMGLOL

    This is 100% true. I have suffered from nightmares all of my life due to PTSD caused by (a lot of) childhood abuse. During more depressive times, I have about 5 nightmares a week and they are very taxing on me. The only thing that will make nightmares go away is smoking weed before bedtime. The times I don’t smoke and end up having nightmares, I wake up crying my eyes out, completely mentally blocked, and sometimes even feeling suicidal. I’ve tried pills from a psychiatrist (not referring to antidepressants, although those too) that were supposed to help with nightmares and nope. Didn’t do crap. Weed is a savior for me.