13th March 14:45
THC for PTSD (stress stroke)
Pot shots for Israeli soldiers
Israeli soldiers suffering from combat stress could soon be treated
with cannabis to relieve their symptoms.
"The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) medical corps, in cooperation with
the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is introducing the use of THC,
the active agent in the cannabis plant, which helps relieve
post-traumatic stress disorders, on an experimental basis," an army
The mental health department of the Medical Corps was set to to begin
tests on volunteers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder
after reserve duty.
Hundreds of Israelis have been treated for combat stress after
performing their mandatory national service in the West Bank and
The scientist who will help conduct the experiment heads a research
team which discovered that cannabis helped mice which had suffered
physical stress, and had even reduced the risk of stroke.
The army said the use of THC had been approved by a military and a
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