Why this former drug cop turned to the black market to get help for his war-veteran son’s PTSD

  • Army veteran calls for access to legal cannabis to help treat post-traumatic stress disorder
  • : Veteran David Hill has PTSD and was being treated with benzodiazepines, a minor tranquiliser, at a psychiatric ward When he was discharged he deteriorated further as he withdrew from the medication, but medicinal cannabis helped When the medicinal product was no longer available, his father Max turned to the black market.
  • Benzodiazepines, also known as minor tranquillisers, are most commonly prescribed by doctors to relieve stress and anxiety and to help people sleep.
  • They can also be used to treat alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy.
  • David had also been prescribed medicinal cannabis to ease his withdrawal.

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