Because the job of a first responder involves a number of potentially disturbing and stressful situations, these men and women are at serious risk for PTSD and other mental illnesses. If left undiagnosed, they will often turn to more dangerous coping mechanisms out of a need to escape. As more and more first responders are diagnosed with mental health conditions, better protection and treatment is an absolute must. One possible option for helping these individuals is medical cannabis.
The week of May 26 – June 1, 2019 is recognized as Paramedic Services Week. This is a great piece about how cannabis can help first responders like paramedics manage the high-stress nature of their job.