Is one cannabis strain more effective than another when it comes to treating conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
A team of scientists in British Columbia is striving to find out once and for all.
Researchers from the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus have launched one of the first studies to compare how different strains affect PTSD sufferers.
Patients with PTSD from any number of incidents are included in the study – from armed-forces veterans to sexual assault victims, first responders, and victims of motor-vehicle accidents.
“It’s the patients leading the way on this, and they’re using cannabis, so it’s our job as health scientists to figure out if it’s working,” lead researcher Zach Walsh told The Georgia Straight.
Walsh said the research is essential as PTSD patients are often prescribed a cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs that can include antidepressants, sleeping pills, and even antipsychotics. Moreover, Health Canada
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