Corpus ID: 41635835

Use and e ff ects of cannabinoids in military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder

  title={Use and e ff ects of cannabinoids in military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder},
  author={Kevin D Betthauser and Jeffrey J. Pilz and L. Vollmer},
Purpose. Published evidence regarding the use of cannabis and cannabis derivatives by military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is reviewed. Summary. When inhaled or delivered orally or transdermally, cannabinoids (the psychoactive components of unrefined marijuana and various derivative products) activate endogenous cannabinoid receptors, modulating neurotransmitter release and producing a wide range of central nervous system effects, including increased pleasure and… CONTINUE READING
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