EXCLUSIVE: New information released to Cannabiz has reignited the debate regarding the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ (DVA) decision to reject medicinal cannabis as a viable treatment option for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Earlier this year, Iraq War veteran Derek Pyrah asked the DVA to subsidise the cost of his prescribed medicinal cannabis but the department rejected the request on the basis that there was “insufficient high-quality evidence” supporting medicinal cannabis as a treatment for PTSD.

Rhys Cohen

As well as being editor-at-large at Cannabiz, Rhys is the director of Cannabis Consulting Australia, which provides commercial consulting services to various domestic and international cannabis companies....