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
"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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