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Weed combats PTSD and should be legal

It can deteriorate mental health

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Cannabis’s medical benefits have been proven, and it needs to be legalized to support those suffering from PTSD, argues Kim Petters of Delaware Online. She explains that the drug helped her cope with her PTSD after serving in the military. Legal medication helped very little, so she turned to Cannabis, which reduced her anxiety and helped her sleep at night. However, she describes the arduous process of obtaining the drug legally, concluding that it should be legalized so that it can be used to help veterans treat their war-induced metal health issues.

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Smoking Cannabis can have severe adverse health effects, particularly on children, reports Suzanne Bowness of Concordia University News. She suggests that consuming the drug can negatively affect memory, learning and cognitive abilities. As such a large amount of Cannabis smokers start at a young age, they are highly susceptible to becoming addicted, perpetuating these health problems, infers Bowness. She calls for more studies of Cannabis to raise awareness and understanding of the health problems that it can cause.

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