Medicinal cannabis trial begins for Australian veterans with PTSDPosted by On


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June 12, 2019 07:38:25

An Australian-first trial using medicinal cannabis to treat returned servicemen and women suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been launched today that targets defence personnel who have not had a response to conventional treatments.

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  • Researchers are seeking 300 people to take part in the national trial, which has attracted attention from the veteran community
  • The Australian Defence Force reports about 8.3 per cent of its members have experienced PTSD in the past 12 months
  • The ADF says the rate among males is almost double the…

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