Study: Can marijuana improve PTSD symptoms for veterans?

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Study: Can marijuana improve PTSD symptoms for veterans?

by: Matthew M. Burke | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 06, 2016

Roberto Pickering’s story is all too familiar.

The infantry Marine says he fought during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, lost some “good buddies” and returned to civilian life a “basket case” from battling a new enemy: post-traumatic stress disorder.

Pickering says he was pumped full of medications — from Valium to Zoloft, OxyContin, Seroquel, Lithium, Ambien and more — by Department of Veterans Affairs doctors. He tried to go back to school but had trouble adjusting.

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