For First Time, Medical Marijuana to Be Studied as Treatment for Vets’ PTSD in Colorado

A groundbreaking trial funded by Colorado will soon shed light on the use of medical marijuana by veterans suffering from PTSD.

For the first time, the Drug Enforcement Agency has given the green light to a controlled, clinical trial of medical marijuana for veterans suffering from PTSD.

Local veterans have spent years fighting the Colorado Board of Health and Department of Public Health and Environment to include PTSD as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, but the Board of Health has repeatedly denied the request citing a lack of scientific evidence.

Now, a $2 million research grant awarded by Colorado has the potential to help provide the evidence many states are seeking.

"It's very significant," said Marcel Bonn-Miller, principal investigator for the study.

Bonn-Miller told FOX31 Denver that the trial, which took more than a year to gain approval from the DEA, will be conducted in medical centers in Arizona...

e-mail icon Facebook icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon Reddit icon
Rate this article: 

This marijuana news is brought to you by 420 Intel. For the latest breaking cannabis industry news, subscribe to the 420 Intel newsletter. If you'd like to promote your product or service in this area after every article, contact us.