I don’t support medical marijuana for PTSD. There is not enough evidence to support it’s long term affects on the PTSD brain and there are enough experts – who also do not support it’s use for PTSD.
I can guarantee every time I post about this, I receive some kind of shitty response. Today, I was told not to ‘talk shit’…. after posting this link. And I am ‘uneducated’.
I don’t have an ego that believes I know more than the AAAP, or Dr Wilkinson. Others do though…..
My view on this, is an informed view, that takes into account advice I have sought and doing research into those for and against MJ for PTSD.
I know the push for it to be made legal for PTSD, is mainly a political push for combat veterans. However, the very fact that it can and does cause more violence, is very worrying to me.
I will not support the use of Marijuana for PTSD, until there is long term research and research about this on more than just veterans. And conducted by quality and recognised experts.
The biggest group of PTSD sufferers, are abuse, child abuse and violence survivors. Combat is one of the smallest groups. So research about PTSD should be focussed more on those who suffer it the most. And I want to see that research, if it’s ever done.
If this makes me unpopular, so be it. Integrity and being concerned about the long term affects that could worsen many people’s lives, is more important to me, than being popular.
I don’t write to be popular.
It is interesting to me, that those in support of it, when challenged and shown evidence that does not support their beliefs, get nasty and abusive in response. They rarely have an appropriate response. This simply makes me know they are irrational, already potentially abusive and definitely should NOT be using MJ.
~ Lilly Hope Lucario