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Minnesotans with PTSD Find Relief with Medical Marijuana

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A recent survey from the Minnesota Department of Health found that 76% of the 751 medical marijuana patients with PTSD experience positive results. PTSD severity was also decreased for 71% of the patients. A portion of the patients (23%) also reporting anxiety reduction.

Pain can be associated with some PTSD patients and 12% reported a reduction in pain, according to Fox 9 News.  About 16% of those surveyed also experienced better sleep.

An expected negative effect – dry mouth, was also reported. Increased appetite (“the munchies”) was also reported.

At last count, in May, Minnesota had 2,873 medical marijuana patients with PTSD.