A University of British Columbia study in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found MED “may contribute to reducing” the association between PTSD and severe depression or suicidal states. The authors argue MED shows potential as a PTSD treatment.
- PTSD sufferers who used MED were seven times less likely to have depressive episodes, and five times less likely to have suicidal thoughts than non-MED users with PTSD.
- Some Canadian experts cast doubt on a recent Lancet Psychiatry review of 83 studies since 1980 related to cannabis and mental health which concluded “there is scarce evidence to suggest that cannabinoids improve” mental health conditions. CBC Health
- Dr. Peter Selby, chief of psychiatry at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, noted there are a variety of flaws in decades-old research concerning products then illegal in Canada and still largely illegal elsewhere.
- Per Statistics Canada numbers, more than 1M Canadians use MED, but fewer than 400,000 are registered MED users.
- Walk-in clinics in 74 of Canada’s 400 Walmart stores will offer cannabis education delivered by Canopy‘s MED branch Spectrum Therapeutics.