Cannabis for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Studies and Information on Cannabis for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition affecting the body, mind, and spirit. The condition results from direct or witnessed exposure to an extreme traumatic event such as war, police action, famine, earthquake, tsunami, assault, abuse, rape, kidnapping, torture, plane crash, explosions, life-threatening illness, or any situation involving the threat of death, extreme fear, dread, and helplessness.

PTSD most often results from sudden trauma that happens without warning, was repeated over long periods of time, included intentional violence to body and psyche and/or involved grotesque injury and death, rape, or the loss of a close friend or relative.

Ratings for Cannabis and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Rated 2.7 / 5 (How Ratings Work)


Possible to probable range of efficacy of cannabis for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Based on 19 Studies from 1996 - 2017

Studies on Cannabis and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Study Name, Description & Year


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Endocannabinoid Concentrations In Hair Are Associated With PTSD Symptom Severity.
Human trial conducted on 38 rebel war survivors from Northern Uganda suffering from PTSD. — 2016

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Effectiveness Of Cannabidiol Oil For Pediatric Anxiety And Insomnia As Part Of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Report
Case study conducted on a pediatric patient suffering from PTSD after sexual assault. — 2016

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Reductions In Circulating Endocannabinoid Levels In Individuals With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Following Exposure To The World Trade Center Attacks.
Cohort study conducted on 46 people in close proximity to the World Trade Center collapse. 24 of them were diagnosed with a lifetime diagnosis of PTSD. — 2013

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