DVA’s stance on medicinal cannabis for Veterans

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[…]


Senate Inquiry into Veterans’ Suicide – Brisbane public hearing Feb 2017

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[…]



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

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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.