On June 10, 2020, Spartan Wellness supported an online educational event, facilitated by Dr. Martin Katzman, Director of the START Clinic for Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Toronto.  The session was made available to people diagnosed with PTSD or those who simply wanted to learn more about the potential benefits of medical cannabis for the treatment of PTSD.

For those who were unable to attend the event, we are pleased to provide this video archive.

A large percentage of patients do not tolerate and/or respond to conventional treatment options for PTSD. The cannabinoid system plays a role in PTSD and may be a novel mechanism for treatment. Marijuana use in patients with PTSD is common and may be associated with self-medicating.  Clinical guidance is paramount.

Dr. Katzman provided an overview of PTSD along with current management and treatment options. The general outline of the presentation was as follows:

  • PTSD overview and clinical pearls
  • Current and potential role of cannabinoids
  • Why cannabis for PTSD?
  • Pharmacological effects of cannabinoids
  • Current evidence and studies for PTSD
  • Dosing and titration of medical cannabis
  • Audience question and answer period


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