Wednesday, February 17, 2010

FDA approved cannabis medicines needed for veterans to relieve symptoms of PTSD

Cannabis Science Inc. (NASD OTCBB: CBIS), an emerging pharmaceutical
cannabis company, is reviewing interim results of its survey from over
1400 people, US military veterans and others who responded to our PTSD
survey. The survey is still available for a limited time online on the website for all those who still wish to

The survey was designed and conducted by Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York (Albany). Dr
Earleywine is also a member of the Cannabis Science Inc. Scientific
Advisory Board. The survey results will be made public as soon as the
study has been completed.

Dr. Robert Melamede, Cannabis Science President and CEO, observed, "It
is clear that many veterans are already using herbal cannabis to
self-medicate to relieve the symptoms of PTSD. Consequently, there is a
clear need for standardized, FDA approved, oral cannabis products which
can, and should be, provided to veterans and others who can benefit from
its use. Medical cannabis has far fewer and milder side effects than
most currently prescribed pharmaceutical products do. We are working
hard to have one or more products ready for FDA clinical trials as soon
as possible."

Dr. Melamede added, "It is shameful that the very people who have risked
their lives and sacrificed their health to defend our freedoms have to
break the law and risk their own freedom to use a safe medicine that
they find to be most effective for relieving their suffering due PTSD.
When we say that Cannabis Science Inc is a 'patient-oriented company',
we really mean it. We are helping to educate Americans about their
endocannabinoid system. It's time for Americans to speak out and listen
to what our veterans and other citizens are telling us. Cannabis is
medicine regardless of what some politicians say. Our goal is to provide
quality assured, FDA approved cannabis extract medicines in pharmacies
in every state in the union, and to have the medicine paid for by
government and private healthcare plans. I believe cannabis medicines
are the solution to our healthcare crisis"

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