Weeded Warrior is a place for those with service-related trauma and their families to discover safe & healthy treatment modalities to treat and deal with the challenges associated with trauma related mental illness. We also welcome families of current serving personnel to read and learn how best to support your loved one during difficult times. Weeded Warrior was created by a former Australian Infantry Soldier and his partner after their experience with Defence-endorsed conventional treatments left them feeling helpless and more traumatised as they navigated "the system". After years of dedicated, self-funded research, including a U.S. trip to meet world leading doctors, professors, field researchers and practitioners, their expert knowledge in Integrative Post Traumatic Stress Treatment has made them strong and passionate advocates for research into new approaches to PTSD, as they continue to encourage change in the medical and political arena.
Our previous SITREP reported on our time at the United in Compassion Medicinal Cannabis Symposium in Melbourne. Dr Ian Gardner, Principal Medical Adviser for the Department of Veterans Affairs, accepted an invitation to attend Dr Sue Sisley’s presentation and the panel that followed, Recognising and responding to our frontline heroes (25th June 2017). Following our[…]
Brooke, Bek & Damon attended the 2017 United in Compassion Medical Cannabis Symposium in Melbourne and met many of the world’s leading specialists, clinical doctors and researchers in the field. We were in the best company sharing the PTSD panel with Professor Sue Sisley who is leading the MAPS Marijuana for U.S Veterans with PTSD controlled trial.[…]
It was disturbing sitting through yesterday’s senate hearing into veteran suicide. There was a lot of attention on DVA, with good reason, examining the obstacles to access treatment, but not much talk about the treatment itself. As a background, the symptoms of PTSD, in many people, do not respond to conventional treatments. This is a[…]
Super excited for this film to be selected in the 2016 Maine Cannabis Film Festival! Weeded Warrior are so proud to be part of the global conversation about cannabis for veterans. A huge congratulations to Kym Melzer for her incredible work on The Ripple Effect of PTSD film series. Shared with permission by Kym Melzer:[…]
Wow! What an incredible honour it was to share our story on an International level. A huge Thank You must go to everyone who worked tirelessly to make the 2016 Float Conference such a wonderful experience!! Something that I’ve come to realise since leaving the Military is that one of my driving forces in life[…]
MAPS investigation into the treatment of PTSD with the first randomized controlled trial (RCT) to test the therapeutic potential of smoked marijuana and its components as a treatment for PTSD. MAPS STUDY FINAL PROTOCOL PRESS RELEASE 06 Feb 2017: First Participant Enrolled in First-Ever Trial of Marijuana for Chronic PTSD in Veterans
Maintaining a nutritious diet can be pivotal in how you manage many of the symptoms and associated symptoms of Service-Induced Stress, such as depression, anxiety, tension, irritability, fatigue, migraines and gastrointestinal problems.
Floatation Therapy or restricted environmental stimulation therapy is a concept that came about in the nineteen fifties by Dr John C Lilly who was studying brain waves and altered states of consciousness.