The Argument About Potential Side Effects We Feel Really Ignores The Reality Of The Suffering That People Are Going Through And The Lack Of Good Treatment Options. Foster’s Paralegal On The Case, Stephanie Davis, Has A Personal Stake In The Outcome: Davis’s Husband Is A Combat Veteran And Served As A Medic In Iraq.

Matt Kahl on treating PTSD at the National Cannabis Summit 2015. Upcoming Events Tickets Sun., Mar. 12, 7:00pm “They’re just trying to survive and stay alive,” Foster says. “The argument about potential side effects we feel really ignores the reality of the suffering that people are going through and the lack of good treatment options.” Foster’s paralegal on the case, Stephanie Davis, has a personal stake in the outcome: Davis’s husband is a combat veteran and served as a medic in Iraq. She says that after he started exhibiting PTSD symptoms, they moved to Colorado to have access to medicinal cannabis. Even in Colorado, though, it’s hard for her husband to get access to the medicinal cannabis he needs because PTSD is not a qualifying condition for the specific strains geared to his condition. “These strains are just not medical marijuana available on a recreational or retail side because they are high in CBD,” she says. Foster agrees, and says it’s impossible for most patients to find what they need at the recreational dispensary counter. “A lot of the time, the high-CBD strains have other cannabinoid profiles that are effective for treating PTSD and anxiety and related conditions, but aren’t popular in the retail market,” he says. CBD strains are so specific, Kahl notes, that he has to grow his own medicine at home to get the correct terpene profile for his condition.

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