In the recent world, there have been many cases of people suffering from the post-traumatic stress disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that affects a person when exposed to any traumatic events like natural disasters, community violence, serious injury, car accident and political violence. A person suffering from this disorder may have the following signs or symptoms; disturbing thoughts or feelings and disturbing dreams hence may lead to stroke if persistent. The cure for PTSD disorder has not yet been well established but there are high chances that marijuana and CBD oil can reduce the effects of the disorder. Many people across the world have resort to using marijuana and CBD oil as a treatment for PTSD disorder. For this reason, some states have legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal cases, however, other Nations have legalized it just like any other product to be used by its citizens.
The use of these drugs as medicine should only be done under a licensed doctor`s instructions. Although, some people have used them according to their belief about these drugs since the proof of the same has not yet been well established. There are many ways of consuming these drugs and they include the following; smoking, joints, blunts, pipes and bowls, dabs and vaporizers. Some of these methods may not be advisable to be used during consumption as they may cause negative health effects but the best method to be used will be the one advised by a licensed doctor.
Marijuana has played an important role in being used as a medicinal drug although it has got some health side effects. Medicinal marijuana is obtained from the cannabis plant and parts of this plant are being used as medicine. It is for this reason that we can term Marijuana as a necessary evil. Medical marijuana has the following active ingredients; delta-g-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the most active, cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN) among others. Marijuana acts as a stress reliever to a PTSD person in the sense that it makes the person forget the events that could traumatize him/her. It also builds confidence in the person since removes the disturbing thoughts and feelings in that person. Medical marijuana also helps in reducing seizure disorder (a sudden attack). A small amount of marijuana helps reduce anxiety in the body and brain which may be caused by PTSD. Furthermore, marijuana protects the brain from damage in case of stroke by minimizing the area affected. In case of disturbing dreams, marijuana helps in eliminating nightmares.
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil on its own plays an important medicinal role when it comes to treatment of PTSD patients apart from being an active ingredient of marijuana. It is obtained from the hemp plant. Available types of CBD oil includes; pure CBD oil, CBD capsules, CBD tinctures or liquids and CBD topical. Cannabidiol oil acts as an anti-psychotic agent in the sense that it reduces anxiety and panic reactions. People with PTSD are advised to use CBD oil as it prevents the brain and nerve from damage as a result of a stroke. Cannabidiol oil also can be used in the mental treatment and also helps in reducing addiction. CBD acts as an extinction enhancer as it helps restrain fears from a PTSD person. It also helps to reduce fear expression and interrupt memory re-consolidation for storing long-term memories hence the traumatic events will be in the memory of the person for only a short period of time. The good thing about CBD is that it does not induce high feelings.
In as much as we recommend the use of marijuana and CBD oil by PTSD patients we should take into consideration the amount to be taken since high or low quantities may have negative effects or no effects at all. Apart from CBD oil and marijuana being medicinal drugs they also have some important uses. Although marijuana and CBD oil have been associated with some negative health effects, I do recommend that all the states should legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal cases only. However, since no one has fully proven these drugs be truly medicinal, a further research should be carried out to confirm the same and a conclusion on the prescribed amount should be done.
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