The organizations’ shared mission is to help patients use cannabis therapeutically by exploring the correlation between PTSD symptom reduction, cannabis dosage and cannabinoid profile (ratio of CBD to THC). Their joint efforts aim to further the national dialogue about the ongoing tragedy of PTSD among veterans and others.
Says Roger Martin of Grow For Vets, “We partnered with Care By Design on this important project because they are at the forefront of the movement to make quality cannabis medicine available to patients in need.”
It’s estimated that over a million veterans are living with PTSD. The anxiety disorder is believed to be a major contributor to the staggering number of veteran deaths each year from prescription drug overdoses and suicides. Veterans are often underserved by the healthcare system and conventional PTSD therapies are of limited efficacy for many. A groundbreaking 2014 survey by the American Legion found that 59% of veterans reported feeling no improvement or worse after undergoing treatment for PTSD. Half were interested in exploring complementary and/or alternative treatments.
A growing body of research suggests that there is a strong connection between the endocannabinoid system and PTSD, and that cannabis therapy can help mitigate the hallmark symptoms of PTSD including: impaired fear extinction, poor memory consolidation, and constant anxiety.Care By Design and Grow For Vets are commencing recruitment for a 6-month research study immediately. Go to CBD.org for more information on enrollment.
About Care By Design™
Care By Design offers high quality, smoke-free CBD-rich cannabis medicines in California and Oregon. Made from local, sustainably grown cannabis, Care By Design products are lab formulated, lab tested and come in a variety of CBD:THC ratios. www.cbd.org @carebydesign
About Grow For Vets
Grow For Vets’ mission is to provide Veterans with unique products, programs and services designed to assist them in living with injuries sustained while protecting our freedom. Grow for Vets is a national, nonpartisan, 501(c)(19) non-profit organization headquartered in Colorado. www.growforvets.org