“This study seeks to understand the current literature regarding the use of medicinal marijuana in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Analysis revealed that most reports are correlational and observational in basis with a notable lack of randomized, controlled studies.
Many of the published studies suggest a decrease in PTSD symptoms with marijuana use… there is a growing amount of neurobiological evidence and animal studies suggesting potential neurologically based reasons for the reported efficacy.
Posttraumatic stress disorder is 1 of the approved conditions for medicinal marijuana in some states. While the literature to date is suggestive of a potential decrease in PTSD symptomatology with the use of medicinal marijuana, there is a notable lack of large-scale trials, making any final conclusions difficult to confirm at this time.”