Study will base operations in Denver; $240,000 in funding already secured
DENVER- Medical professionals and interested parties have announced the start of Stage 1 of a new and highly ambitious study involving Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and cannabis use designed to answer a singe question: "Do Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress benefit from the Use of Medical Marijuana ?"
The principals involved in the project include Mary Lynn (ML) Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN, listed as the President and Co-Founder of Patients Out Of Time; Clifton Croan, MA; and attorney William Graf, of Colorado. Mathre is also the founder of the American Cannabis Nurses Association and is on the advisory board of Veterans for Medical Cannabis.
Funding for the project includes a pledged donation of $240,000 from Croan's company Enigami Systems. The group is still looking for money to pay for a June 7th-10th research planning meeting in Denver, establishment of an Internet website with resources and to offset the costs of establishing the 501(c)(3) federal non-profit organization.
Stage 2 of the project is the data collection phase, involving Veterans who have PTSD as their "primary or secondary diagnosis." Participants will receive free monitoring of their symptoms and medication useage for approx. 2-3 years. Stage 3 involves analyzing the data to determine "(t)he relationship between diagnostic symptoms and medical marijuana cannabinoids" and the publication of results in a Tier 1 medical journal.
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Source: The Compassion Chronicles