Three Ways Medical Marijuana Can Help Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Imagine a traumatic incident in your life. Some people can brush off upsetting experiences over time, but others have to live with the trauma every day. Imagine someone was skateboarding down the sidewalk, and a car jumps the curb and hits them. They’ve spent time in a hospital and made a full recovery. Just because their bodies have recovered doesn’t mean their minds have. Now imagine every time they see a skateboard, walk down a sidewalk, or see a car. The memory of their near-death experience replays in their head. It triggers their fight-or-flight response when absolutely nothing is happening. They’ll have a panic attack, suffer from depression over not knowing how to handle it, or even lose sleep. It’s called PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and it can significantly affect one’s quality of life. Fortunately, medical marijuana can help alleviate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.