Category Archives: PTSD

Healing Our Heroes

A plate dropped at the restaurant where Kristina, a combat vet of 14 years, worked. She dove under a table. “It was around the 4th of July—that’s when the fireworks happen, which is a very stressful time for me,” she says. The national holiday is difficult for many vets, as fireworks can sound like a […]

Surviving and Thriving with Cannabis: Annie King Garat

You might say that Annie King Garat was born into the military.  “My great uncle was a Marine,” she began. “My mother is Bavarian, her grandfather served in the Austrian Army. My father was from West Virginia and had very little options other than mining. Going into the military is common in that part of […]

Dispensaries in Iowa Want PTSD Patients to Have Access to Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis dispensaries and patient advocates in Iowa plan to ask Iowa health officials on Friday to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and several other ailments as qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabidiol program. At a meeting of the Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board scheduled for Friday morning in Ankeny, Iowa, officials will hear petitions […]

Mental Health and Cannabis: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Scores of people use cannabis to treat their mental health conditions, whether using a state-approved ID or by self-medicating on the illicit market. A lack of conclusive data remains due to federal restrictions, limiting understanding the plant’s true efficacy. People in need aren’t waiting for that day to come. Instead, they are going off anecdotal […]

High Folks: Zoey Bullock Is Using Cannabis To Rewrite The Music of Her Life

“I was melting through the floor as I gasped for what felt like my last breath,” reads an excerpt from Zoey Bullock’s journal that she shared in an email. Over the phone, she agreed to share some of her journal entries with me. She says she usually doesn’t talk about what happened and up until […]

Treating Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) With Medical Cannabis

“I’ve got to treat my body if I’m ever going to recover from this illness,” Kimberly Callis, an independent researcher with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, tells High Times. “Cannabis [is] a systemic medicine; complex PTSD is a systemic condition. The two really go hand-in-hand, especially with a target on the endocannabinoid system.” Since there is […]

Ketamine IV Infusions Made Me Myself Again. Here’s Everything You Need To Know

“I don’t want to die, but I can’t shake these suicidal thoughts and imagery,” I told Dr. Glen Brooks, Chief Medical Director of NY Ketamine Infusions. Through my own research and my psychiatrist’s help, when traditional SSRI antidepressants weren’t putting a dent into my depression, I was ready for something new. Science shows that ketamine […]

How Sharmila Clee Got Off Valium With Plant-Assisted Therapy

After drug use caused Sharmila Clee’s parents to lose custody of her and her siblings in 1998, Clee said she was squarely against anything related to drugs or alcohol, including cannabis. “An anti-drug and alcohol mantra became my identity for years,” she said. Once her parents and extended biological family’s rights were terminated, Clee and […]

CBD Oil for Depression, Schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, Bipolar & More

You can extract more than 70 different components from a marijuana plant, technically known as cannabis sativa. Two of the most common constituents are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (known colloquially as THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Because CBD is not as regulated as THC (though it may be technically illegal under federal laws), nor does it provide any accompanying […]