Military, Veterans Affairs to Test Effects of Medical Marijuana on PTSD in Clinical Trial

Clinical trial will look at ‘efficacy and safety’ of marijuana in treating PTSD.

The Canadian Forces and Veterans Affairs are setting up a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of using medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans.

A briefing note to the veterans affairs minister from October reveals a senior psychiatrist with the Canadian Forces “has drafted a preliminary protocol to conduct a clinical trial” that would look at how effective and safe marijuana is in treating PTSD. But as of October the biggest obstacle was finding a way to fund the study and research team needed to implement it.

“VAC and CAF are working to further develop the protocol, partnership and funding,” said the briefing note obtained by CBC News under the Access to Information Act.

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