I have Complex-PTSD due to childhood abuse: a form of PTSD that is non-combat related. I know…it’s weird. Because PTSD is so poorly understood, I decided to participate in clinical research. After putting my own treatments on hold to be a part of one brain imaging study and two clinical drug trials, I no longer could rely on my previous meds to keep me functional. And to be honest – I was on too many pharmaceuticals, especially when I could have just taken a hit off a joint a couple times a day to control the majority of my symptoms.