FDA Labels MDMA As ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ For PTSD

According to a press release from MAPS, which has long lobbied for the medicinal use of MDMA, the “breakthrough” status may lead to quicker approval for the substance.

MDMA pills. (MAPS)

This week, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) announced the FDA’s August 16 decision to designate MDMA as a breakthrough therapy. Along with this designation, the FDA has approved Phase 3 trials to test the effectiveness of the drug in treating PTSD. According to a press release from MAPS, which has lobbied for the

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American Legion Asks Congress To Reschedule Cannabis As Vets Continue To Suffer Under War On Drugs

The American Legion, which represents 2.4 million military veterans, wants the DEA to recognize therapeutic potential of cannabis to treat PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, and other conditions frequently encountered by veterans.

Former U.S. Marine Mike Whiter, who uses marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, displays some of his photographs of military personnel published in a magazine, as he sits at a desk in his home in Philadelphia. A growing number of states are weighing whether to legalize marijuana to treat PTSD.

AUSTIN, Texas --- The American Legion has called on the U.S. government to reconsider its stance on medical cannabis in order to benefit some of the millions of veterans the organization represents. With a membership of about 2.4 million veterans, the Legion’s become a powerful voice in the growing debate over the potential benefits of the plant

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Israeli Security Agent’s Memoir Explores PTSD, But Not The Political Context Underlying His Murderous Career

In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an analysis that relies solely on the human element but does not consider political factors will fail. Individuals are not the ultimate problem here; it’s the systems under which they live.

Israeli youths wave national flags as they enter Jerusalem's Old City through the Damascus Gate during a march celebrating Jerusalem Day, Sunday, June 5, 2016. Thousands of Israelis marched through Jerusalem's Old City amid high tensions on Sunday to commemorate the capture of the city's eastern sector in the 1967 Mideast war. The annual event sees flag-waving Israelis march through the city's ancient core, including Muslim areas. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

SEATTLE --- Yizhar David devoted more than 20 years of his life to Israel’s domestic spy agency, known as the Shabak or Shin Bet. The agent, one of the organization’s best, directed a field unit, and he had an important job: running Palestinian informants throughout the West Bank. Through these informants, David foiled hundreds of terror attacks

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NJ Bill Would Add PTSD To Med Marijuana Program, Christie Fears Legalization

Despite Christie’s constant harping about his love for the U.S. military, it appears his loyalty ends when the troops come home.

As the fight for an end to the ridiculous drug war continues, legislation has been advanced by a New Jersey assembly committee that would allow those suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program. Essentially, the bill would add PTSD to the list of illnesses that can be legally treated in

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DEA Approves First-Ever Trial Of Medical Marijuana For PTSD In Vets

Non-profit MAPS receives $2.156 million grant from State of Colorado for first clinical trial of whole plant marijuana for PTSD treatment,

Former U.S. Marine Sgt. Ryan Begin smokes medical marijuana at his home in Belfast, Maine. Begin had endured 35 surgeries after having his right elbow blown off by a roadside bomb in 2004. He is a proponent of legalizing pot for recreational use and allowing individual citizens the right to grow six plants. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

SANTA CRUZ – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has formally approved the first-ever randomized controlled trial of whole plant medical marijuana (cannabis) as a treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in U.S. veterans. The DEA’s approval marks the first time a clinical trial intended to develop smoked botanical marijuana

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Army Vet Faces Felony For Helping Other Veterans Treat PTSD With Cannabis

“Marijuana is illegal because it makes people rich,” said Sean Kiernan, who turned to marijuana to treat his PTSD after pharmaceuticals failed him.

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RANCHO SANTA FE, California --- Even though more states are legalizing medical marijuana, and federal officials have claimed that the prosecution of pot smokers is no longer a priority, the “war on drugs” continues to destroy the lives of Americans suffering from dire medical conditions. Sean Kiernan is a U.S. Army veteran from Rancho Santa Fe,

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