Cannabis for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Studies and Information on Cannabis for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition affecting the body, mind, and spirit. The condition results from direct or witnessed exposure to an extreme traumatic event such as war, police action, famine, earthquake, tsunami, assault, abuse, rape, kidnapping, torture, plane crash, explosions, life-threatening illness, or any situation involving the threat of death, extreme fear, dread, and helplessness.

PTSD most often results from sudden trauma that happens without warning, was repeated over long periods of time, included intentional violence to body and psyche and/or involved grotesque injury and death, rape, or the loss of a close friend or relative.

Ratings for Cannabis and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Rated 2.8 / 5 (How Ratings Work)

Possible to probable range of efficacy of cannabis for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Based on 25 Studies from 1996 - 2018

Studies on Cannabis and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Study Name, Description & Year


Psychobiological Responses To Aerobic Exercise In Individuals With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Human trial conducted on 12 patients with PTSD and 12 healthy controls. — 2018


Endocannabinoid Concentrations In Hair Are Associated With PTSD Symptom Severity.
Human trial conducted on 38 rebel war survivors from Northern Uganda suffering from PTSD. — 2016


Effectiveness Of Cannabidiol Oil For Pediatric Anxiety And Insomnia As Part Of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Report
Case study conducted on a pediatric patient suffering from PTSD after sexual assault. — 2016


The Efficacy Of Nabilone, A Synthetic Cannabinoid, In The Treatment Of PTSD-associated Nightmares: A Preliminary Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Cross-over Design Study
A human trial conducted on Canadian male military personnel with PTSD, who despite standard treatment continued to experience trauma-related nightmares. — 2015


Reductions In Circulating Endocannabinoid Levels In Individuals With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Following Exposure To The World Trade Center Attacks.
Cohort study conducted on 46 people in close proximity to the World Trade Center collapse. 24 of them were diagnosed with a lifetime diagnosis of PTSD. — 2013