Newsbrief: Israeli Soldiers to Get Cannabis Therapy for Stress? 8/6/04

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The Israeli daily Ma'ariv reported Wednesday that members of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) suffering stress after tours of duty in the Palestinian Occupied Territories may soon be given marijuana to relieve their symptoms. According to the report, the mental health department of the IDF's Medical Corps is set to begin trials "in the next few days."

IDF soldiers are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after returning from mandatory service in the Occupied Territories, and "hundreds" of them have been treated for stress after returning, Ma'ariv reported. Fatal casualties in the ongoing conflict are reported at roughly 3,000 Palestinians and 1,000 Israelis, civilian and military.

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