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Marijuana and PTSD


Medical marijuana is legal in the State of Minnesota, and PTSD is one of the conditions that make a patient eligible for their medical card. 1 in 13 Americans are currently suffering from PTSD.


Marijuana is a natural alternative medicine, and millions of Americans have made the switch to marijuana from opioids and other prescription medications. Many patients prefer it due to its lack of serious side effects and natural healing ability.


Many people call into question whether or not cannabis can benefit those with mental disorders as well, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD. There is no clear yes or no answer to this question, because it depends on many factors.


If one thing is for sure, it’s that cannabis affects everyone differently. The way marijuana will affect you depends on factors including, but not limited to:

  • When/how much/what you last ate

  • Delivery method

  • Dosage

  • Weight

  • Gender

So, can marijuana help those suffering from PTSD? We will tell you everything you need to know in this blog.


What Is PTSD?

PTSD is a disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. Many different situations can trigger PTSD, but some of the most common include:

  • War

  • Physical or sexual assaults

  • Robberies

  • Serious accidents

Some of the most common symptoms include nightmares of the traumatic event, anxiety, depressed mood, or severe emotional distress.


PTSD is a disorder that can quickly take over a person’s life with inconvenient and harsh symptoms. There are prescription medications intended to treat marijuana, but many of them come with severe side effects, including the possibility of addiction.


Can Marijuana Help Patients With PTSD?

There is quite a bit of research on whether marijuana can help PTSD symptoms. The studies overwhelmingly show that cannabis can reduce flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, and hyperarousal.


Many people use marijuana to take the edge off when they are stressed out and to promote relaxation. THC’s calming effects can really help people with PTSD to relax and unwind, making it a great choice for treatment.


Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Today

Do you have a qualifying condition for a medical marijuana card in the State of Minnesota? If so, what are you waiting for? It is now easier than ever to get your medical card through telemedicine, right from the comfort of your couch!


Have a chronic condition? You probably qualify! Do you feel like you may benefit from medical cannabis in general? You probably qualify!


Minnesota’s medical marijuana program is fully up and running, and we will begin seeing patients very soon! You should reserve your appointment as soon as possible to make sure you will not have to wait any longer for the relief you deserve.


Cannabis is a safe, natural medicine that has been used for thousands of years. Starting July 1st, medical marijuana will officially be legal in the State of Minnesota, so you should do what you can to prepare so you can have legal access to your medicine!


Reserve an evaluation online today with one of our compassionate doctors, and we’ll book an appointment for you just as soon as we’re cleared to. We will begin seeing patients very soon, so make sure to reserve an evaluation as soon as possible!


You’ll meet with your doctor virtually, using your smartphone or computer for a telemedicine appointment. Together you’ll discuss your conditions, what medical marijuana might be able to do for you, and if you’re qualified to receive a Minnesota Marijuana Card, all without even leaving your home. You’ll even save $25 off the cost of the evaluation!


 

Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.


Helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (833) 781-6671, or simply reserve a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

And don’t forget to check out Minnesota Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information.

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