knowledgebase Category: PTSD

A soldier coming home from war. A sexual assault victim. A car accident survivor.

Any one of these individuals might be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

PTSD is psychological disorder that occurs in response to a traumatic event. The person can either have been directly involved in the event, or they could have been a witness to the event.

Common PTSD symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Reliving the traumatic experience through flashbacks, intrusive memories, and nightmares
  • Avoidance of people, places, and situations that remind the person of the traumatic event
  • Hyper-arousal (Increased irritability, difficulty sleeping and concentrating)

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PTSD currently affects 3.6% of people in the U.S.

Women are about twice as likely to suffer from PTSD as men.

If you’re experiencing PTSD, you qualify for medical cannabis use in the state of Nevada. Be sure to consult with your doctor to explore any potential risks before beginning cannabis treatment.

It’s also important to let our dispensary consultants know that you suffer from PTSD so that they can help you find the right strain for your condition.

Generally speaking, high-CBD products are a good choice for PTSD patients. It also might be a good idea to avoid heavy sativa strains because they may increase your anxiety.

To learn more about the best cannabis products for treating PTSD, speak with one of our dispensary consultants.