The nonprofit sponsor of a study on marijuana and PTSD announced this week that only a few more U.S. military veterans are needed to volunteer as test subjects because it can be completed.
The study is the first controlled study that examines the drug as a treatment for post traumatic stress disorder.
According to Department of Veterans Affairs, over 2.7 million men and women have been deployed to combat zones in both Iraq and Afghanistan since the year 2001. As much as 20% of the veterans who return come back with PTSD.
According to lead researcher Dr. Sue Sisley, the study can accept seven more volunteers. She said that the participants “must be adult military veterans with chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD.”
Research will be conducted in Phoenix, Arizona, where veterans will make 17 outpatient study visits over the course of 12 weeks.