Finally, those who have put their health, and often their lives, on the line to serve our country are going to get the same opportunities as regular citizens. The DEA has formally approved the first trial of whole plant medical cannabis as a treatment for PTSD in veterans.
History in the making
By approving this trial, the DEA has implemented the first ever clinical trial to turn smoked whole plant marijuana into a legal prescription that has been approved by both the DEA and FDA. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Executive Director and Director of Clinical Research, Amy Emerson, is thrilled.
“We have been working towards approval since we opened the Investigational New Drug Application (IND) with the FDA in 2010. We are thrilled to see this study overcome the hurdles of approval so we can begin gathering the data. This study is a critical step in moving our botanical drug development program forward at the federal level to gather…