Cannabidiol (CBD) and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD has been linked to veterans for more than three decades. In addition to our veterans, anyone who has been through a traumatic experience may suffer from PTSD today. Most commonly, however, it is our veterans who suffer and must live with this condition. The answer to helping our veterans in the past has been to prescribe them a cocktail of various prescription drugs combined with endless rounds of counseling.
According to the National Center for PTSD:
- “Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health problem that can occur after a traumatic event like war, assault, or disaster.”
- An estimated 7.8% of Americans (22,260,000 according to the population as of 2014) at some point in their lives will experience PTSD.
- Women, on average, have twice the risk (10.4%) compared to men when it comes to developing PTSD.
There are a number of prescription drugs that are currently prescribed to those who live with PTSD—even when cannabis may be what could help them. Here’s a list of the most common pharmaceuticals:
- Luvox CR
The Cost of Freedom
Our veterans put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. At the Farm, we appreciate this more than we could ever let on. It’s because of the sacrifices and dedication of the men and women in our military, that we enjoy the liberties we have in America today.
The current suicide rate with veterans is alarming and reported to currently reach 22+ daily or 8,030+ in a year. USA Today knows this is a problem as they tried to shed some light on this subject, too. Prescription drugs aren’t working for many people. Cannabis, anecdotally and in some studies, may be proving highly effective.
The cost of freedom doesn’t have to be the lives and health of the men and women who serve our country. Cannabis is showing many attributes that may be beneficial for helping to treat PTSD. THC and CBD are helping many people including veterans, in a multitude of ways.
Check out the medical attributes that are reported with THC and CBD, according to The Sespe Creek Collective.
THC has been reported to have these characteristics:
- Anti-Cancer | Anti-emetic | Anti-inflammatory | Analgesic | Antibacterial | Neuroprotective | Bronchodilator | Appetite Stimulant
CBD has been reported to have these characteristics:
- Anti-anxiety | Anti-cancer | Antibacterial | Analgesic | Anti-emetic | Antidepressant | Anti-inflammatory | Anticonvulsant | Antipsychotic | Antischemic | Bone Stimulant | Neuroprotectant | Immunosuppressive
A New Era for Cannabis and All Of Her Cannabinoids
CBD is helping to usher in a new area for cannabis. Cannabis and all of her lovely cannabinoids are starting to make waves and CBD is making some of the biggest. Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t give you the psychoactive effects that are commonly associated with the high from cannabis. CBD allows a consumer to remain clear-headed while receiving the many benefits this particular cannabinoid has to offer.
In the past cannabis was grown to reach the highest THC level possible. This is slowly changing and new strain categories such as High CBD and One to One strains are becoming popular. One to One (1:1) strains are specially bred strains that have lower THC but higher CBD and the percentages match each other. On average, a one-and-one strain of flower is around 6% THC and 6% CBD.
CBD works with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system. CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors are located throughout our body. These receptors can be found in our nerves, in tissues, as well as deep within our vital organs. When these receptors become saturated with cannabinoids an effective two-way communication begins to happen between cells and nerves that previously did not occur. This helps to reduce inflammation as well as make the body work on a more efficient level naturally. With indicas, sativas, and hybrids in the form of flowers, edibles in a multitude of different varieties, and concentrates from cannabis oils to shatters, waxes, and more, there’s a multitude of different ways in which you can consume your CBD oil. Even growing cannabis can be therapeutic in itself.
CBD from Marijuana Is Where It’s at for Active Parts Per Million (PPM)
CBD can be found in both hemp and cannabis but is most potent when coming from cannabis. Hemp only contains THC percentages of 0.03% or less. The parts per million of active CBD in cannabis is much greater than that of the active parts per million of CBD in hemp. If you’re not worried about the THC then perhaps CBD may be just the thing you need. Millions of people are finding the relief they need with cannabis and you may too.
“Hemp oil is the common term for hemp seed oil, obtained by pressing hemp seeds that contain low levels of CBD, typically less than 25 parts per million (ppm). In contrast, CBD extracts are produced either directly from cannabis flowers that are up to 15% CBD (150,000 ppm)” HIA
The Farm Boulder & Grow for Vets
The Farm is a proud sponsor for Grow for Vets. We support the veterans of our country and their right to choose natural alternatives to help their PTSD such as quality craft CBD products. If you live in the Boulder, Colorado area or are planning to visit the area, be sure to stop into The Farm and get your hands on the best craft CBD cannabis around. The Farm Craft Cannabis Dispensary was voted the best dispensary in Boulder several times. This status was achieved through because of passion and dedication. Craft cannabis from The Farm is quite possibly the best cannabis in Colorado.
The Best CBD Products in Boulder
Some of the many incredible CBD products that you can find at The Farm include the following;
- Gumbi Craft Cannabis Flower (10% CBD / 4% THC)
- The Remedy Hummingbird Co2 Oil (88% CBD / 4% THC)
- Marqaha Agave Tincture (600mg CBD)
- Dixie Synergy Relief Balm Topical (50mg CBD / 50mg THC)
- Mary’s Medicinals CBD Patches (10mg)
- Mary’s Medicinals CBD Capsules (150mg CBD)
The votes are in and The Farm has the best cannabis in Boulder. Voted the best recreational dispensary, cannabis dispensary, and the best customer service in 2015 and 2016 The Farm Craft Cannabis Dispensary really knows cannabis and how to serve consumers. If you’re considering marijuana for PTSD, we suggest consulting a physician. If you are interested in learning more about some of the craft CBD products available, stop by The Farm located at 2801 Iris Avenue Boulder Colorado 80301 and ask one of the knowledgeable budtenders.