The project is focused specifically on learning how cannabis affects military veterans suffering from PTSD. It first received approval from the U.S. Public Health Service in 2014.

Cannabis research often advances slowly. Researchers face a variety of challenges, including prohibition laws, a lack of labs willing to do marijuana research, and difficulties finding actual weed to use in their studies.

But now, as a groundbreaking FDA-approved study of marijuana for vets with PTSD starts phase 2, the field of medical marijuana research could be taking a big step forward.

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