This book was written for patients, their loved ones, mental health professionals, policymakers, and anyone interested in this topic, through most of the book, we address the reader as the patient (as that who is we’re trying to help, first and foremost). While we discuss cannabis as treatment throughout this book, we are not proposing that cannabis alone can “cure” post-traumatic stress. There is no “magic pill” — or, in this case, a “magic flower.” Those who achieve the best results generally do so through a combination of treatments that often include other therapies (like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy), lifestyle and dietary changes, meditation and mindfulness exercises, and other modalities. In this book, we address many of the treatments. We’ll also address many of the myths surrounding PTSD, but we feel there are two myths that need to be nipped in the bud (pun intended). First, and most important, PTSD is not in your head! It has nothing to do with being weak-minded or strong-minded. There are physiological components that scientists have identified through brain imaging techniques.
PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) often requires several types of treatment: counselling, lifestyle changes and medication.Cannabis can be an excellent part of a treatment protocol for PTSD, however, cannabis on it’s own is generally not enough.
In order provide patients and PTSD sufferers more support, I have teamed up with Jeremy Kossen (leafly.com) to co-author a free Ebook. In this Ebook, you will find different tools and techniques to help you overcome PTSD. These are time tested tools that have been proven to be effective and safe. While some pharmaceuticals can play a role in treating PTSD, this Ebook focuses solely on cannabis and lifestyle changes.
Chronic pain can be an incredibly debilitating condition. For many who live with it on a daily or near daily basis, the condition can be so oppressive, it affects other parts of their lives, impacting their mood, health, and overall well-being. Unfortunately, many treatment options are only nominally effective. Worse, commonly prescribed drugs like opioids are highly addictive and potentially toxic; 28,000 people died from an opioid overdose in 2014, more than any other year in history. Cannabis, for most, is a much safer and more effective alternative to opioids. Unlike opioids, cannabis has never caused a single death. It is estimated that you would have to consume roughly 1/3 of your bodyweight to 1500 pounds of cannabis in a single ingestion to reach the lethal dose. To learn more about why patients are using cannabis instead of opioids, download my co-authored ebook with Jeremy Kossen for FREE by clicking on the link below. Thank-you for your interest and support.