Zen Healing, a medical marijuana dispensary in West Hollywood, announced this week the launch of its Veteran Patient Program, which gives free weed to military vets.
According to a news release, the shop is giving “a free glass container with a free quarter of high-quality medicine every harvest,” which is every three months, to “veteran patients that provide proof of military service.”
In the last few years, researchers have been looking into the potential of medical marijuana in treating PTSD.
PsychCentral reported in 2009 the study performed by Dr. Irit Akirav and research student Eti Ganon-Elazar, working at the Learning and Memory Lab in the University of Haifa’s Department of Psychology, which suggested that cannabis may help in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder patients. The study was published in the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience.
In another study, published online in the scientific journal Drug Testing and Analysis, a team of researchers reported that the use of cannabis to “dramatically reduced” PTSD symptoms in a single 19-year-old male patient.
“This was just a way to give a little more into a group that I feel, is obviously not necessarily homeless, but is something that needs to be addressed,” Zen Healing owner Andrew Kramer said in a CBS Los Angeles report.