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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Functional Outcomes of Cannabis Use (FOCUS) in Veterans withPosttraumatic Stress Disorder
Principal Investigator:

Jean C. Beckham

Location: Durham, NC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $58,123
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disabling psychiatric disorder that affects 20%-30% of U.S. Veterans. PTSD is strongly associated with increased risk for substance abuse comorbidity, including cannabis use disorder; however, multiple states now include PTSD as a condition for which patients can be legally prescribed medical marijuana, despite the fact that there has not been a single large-scale randomized clinical trial demonstrating the efficacy of cannabis to treat PTSD to date. The...

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