The announcement by Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison of a long-awaited royal commission into suicide among the veteran and defence community shines a spotlight on the challenges they can face from a mental and physical health perspective, and is a welcome move.

Many veterans have experienced extreme situations and may suffer from complex conditions, which include chronic pain and PTSD. Cannabis can be a very effective treatment for many of these patients, improving their quality of life considerably.

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Prior to launching Cannabiz, Martin was co-founder and CEO of Asia-Pac’s leading B2B media and marketing information brand Mumbrella, overseeing its sale to Diversified Communications in 2017. A journalist...

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  1. I am a 66-year-old Gold Card TPI and I have PTSD as one of my accepted conditions. For over 20 years I was treated with pharmaceuticals, which changed me into someone else who I was not. I sought approval for CBD oil after a lengthy process. My PTSD is manageable using CBD. No more nightmares, as CBD has the ability to reduce rapid eye movement and I can sleep for eight hours. Sleep is needed to revitalise the body and mind. CBD restores your internal balance and gives you a feeling of calmness, so your RAGE disappears. I now enjoy a better quality of life compared to being in a pharmaceutical Stupor. Before, my life was day after day just waiting to die and no enjoyment of any kind.