How Many Veterans Suffer from PTSD?

It is becoming well known that marijuana holds the ability to significantly ease the physical pain of a number of ailments, diseases, and complications. But, what about patients who experience the emotional pain of mental illness? More patients are starting to turn to alternative treatment options to ease the debilitating symptoms of anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, otherwise known as PTSD. As we continue to research the benefits of medical marijuana, we have found cannabis to be an effective treatment option for post-traumatic stress disorder. Veterans are a known group to experience this mental illness, but overall, how people suffer from PTSD? The statistics may shock you. Luckily, medical marijuana is a safe treatment plan for treating post-traumatic stress disorder in the State of Maryland.   

Statistics of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

It has been found that 8 million adults in the US suffer from ptsd each year. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a “psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, war/combat, or other violent personal assault.” Some relive the traumatic experience over and over in their head, while others isolate themselves from friends and family. The majority who experience PTSD in the general population are veterans. 

Treatment for PTSD

Thankfully, new research into the body’s endocannabinoid system is showing promising results in truly understanding and treating the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  One such finding of this research is that patients that suffer from PTSD have significantly lower levels of anandamide, which is an endogenous cannabinoid compound that fills receptor sites within the brain, allowing the patient to minimize their traumatic memories to an extent. This means treating PTSD with medical marijuana helps balance the anandamide levels, easing the debilitating symptoms. 

If you live in the state of Maryland or reside in a state that offers medicinal marijuana, the Mary and Main team encourages you to seek the treatment you deserve. Safe, natural treatment options are available and we are here to help. To learn more on applying for your Maryland medical marijuana card, click here.


Mary and Main is a fully licensed and certified medical marijuana dispensary located in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Founded by doctors and experienced caregivers, Mary and Main provides safe, premium quality medical cannabis products with exemplary and compassionate service to all certified patients who are suffering from a number of chronic debilitating illnesses. 

Consult with our staff professionals to determine the best opiate-free, addiction-free treatment plan for your needs.

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