Category Archives: PTSD

Boris Johnson Open to Consider Legalizing Psilocybin Therapy in UK

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is open to the idea of legalizing psilocybin for therapeutic purposes in the UK, according to a recent conversation. By downgrading psilocybin’s classification to Schedule 2, the mushroom would be available for medical use and research. BBC News reports that Tory MP (Member of Parliament) Crispin Blunt urged Johnson to […]

MAPS Organization Granted $12.9 Million to Study Cannabis and PTSD

MAPS, The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Substances, was awarded a $12,979,050 million grant from the state of Michigan to fund a study on PTSD and cannabis on August 10. According to Dr. Sue Sisley, President of the Scottsdale Research Institute and longtime cannabis researcher, this new study is sorely needed in the community. “Suicide among […]

These Veterans are Fighting a War to Make Cannabis Accessible to Their Fellow Soldiers

As doctors keep prescribing opiates, American veterans plead for a safer, more effective way to treat their PTSD: medical marijuana.

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 […]