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Marijuana, REM Sleep, and PTSD
by Steve in Oakland
Saturday Sep 29th, 2012 4:48 AM
The misguided "war on drugs" by the United States government continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 narcotic. But a recent decision regarding the VA and veterans with PTSD has the potential to loosen that restriction for veterans.
With public support for medical marijuana continuing to grow, especially as a treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the Veterans Administration has approved marijuana as part of treatment plans for veterans in states that have legalized medicinal marijuana, such as California.