POT SHOTS FOR ISRAELI TROOPS?

By Alfa · Sep 27, 2004 ·
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    POT SHOTS FOR ISRAELI TROOPS?

    Army to Test THC on Soldiers With Post-Traumatic Stress

    JERUSALEM - A joint program between the Israeli Army's medical corps
    and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem will start treating soldiers
    suffering from combat fatigue with a component of cannabis to see if
    the drug might help alleviate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress.

    The army issued a confirming press statement after an Israeli
    newspaper reported the mental health unit of the medical corps was
    about to test the THC from pot on soldiers returning from duty in the
    West Bank and Gaza Strip where the Israeli military has been
    conducting day-to-day operations against Palestinians for the past
    four years.

    "The use of THC as part of the treatment for post-traumatic stress
    disorder was approved by military and civilian committees relevant to
    the subject," the statement said.

    One of the scientists involved in the project is part of an
    endocannabinoid research team that discovered cannabis helped mice
    that had suffered physical stress.

    Recreational use of the drug among troops remains forbidden.

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