AUSTIN, TX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Original Texas Compassionate Culture (TXOG), Texas’ leading medical cannabis supplier, today released the results of its clinical evaluation of the company’s post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) focus group. Focus group participants sampled TXOG gummies, lozenges, and tinctures in various doses based on their doctors’ individual prescriptions.
Following the completion of the focus group, TXOG the results of the survey have been published in which patients reported rapid onset of the products’ medicinal effects and unanimous relief of their PTSD symptoms. In addition to the survey, Dr. Matthew Brimberry, board-certified family physician, director of the Texas Cannabis Clinic and physician chair of the focus group, evaluated the group using an input and of an exit PCL-5 Questionnairea 20-item self-report measure that assesses the 20 clinical symptoms of PTSD listed in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
Dr. Brimberry’s review noted that the drug was well tolerated and no patient discontinued treatment due to drug side effects. Key findings of the evaluation also included:
Overall, PTSD symptoms in the focus group were reduced by 47% from an initial mean PCL-5 score of 54.3 to 28.6 after 90 days.
93% of the patients showed a decrease in symptom severity, while 86% of the group showed a clinically meaningful reduction in PTSD symptoms.
At the end of the 90-day focus group, 71% of the group achieved PTSD remission, defined as a PCL-5 score of less than 33, while using the TXOG product.
“My team and I have served hundreds of Texans suffering from PTSD, cancer and other debilitating conditions. Introducing medical cannabis into their treatment plans has truly changed their lives,” Dr. Brimberry said. As a physician, my goal is to best relieve a patient’s symptoms, improve their quality of life, and improve their long-term prognosis Watching TXOG PTSD Focus Group Participants Experience Change so spectacular and positive in their symptoms has been extraordinary and conclusively demonstrates the impact medical cannabis can have on treatment.
The focus group, comprised exclusively of veterans clinically diagnosed with PTSD under the DSM-5 Trauma and Stressor Disorders framework, assessed symptom response, patient product preference, and the potential of medical cannabis to reduce traditional pharmaceutical consumption. Participants reported reduced pain, fewer nightmares, better sleep, and improved mood when using TXOG’s medical cannabis products.
“Every day we hear another amazing story from a patient who got their life back through the power of medical cannabis,” said Morris Denton, CEO of TXOG. “Dr. Brimberry’s clinical analysis bolsters the medical effectiveness of our products, demonstrates Texas Original’s dedication to product testing and patient feedback, and shows how veterans with PTSD, as well as other patients from Texas living with similar symptoms, may benefit from a prescription for medical cannabis.
“This observational study echoes what veterans have told us. Medical cannabis should be considered one of the first line treatment options for PTSD. We are seeing significantly better results with cannabis compared to conventional drug therapy,” added Dr. Brimberry.
TXOG’s gummies, tinctures, and lozenges are available for statewide delivery, for pickup at TXOG’s dispensary in Austin, TX, and through the company’s convenient pickup points in North Austin, Addison, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, San Antonio Falls and Wichita. To find out if you or a loved one are eligible for medical cannabis, visit www.texasoriginal.com/patients.
About Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation
Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation (TXOG) is the leading licensed producer of medical marijuana in Texas, working alongside physicians to provide the highest quality cannabis-based medicine to patients and families seeking relief throughout the state. As fellow Texans, we are committed to representing the integrity of this great state with our commitment to quality, consistency, and purity in every product we produce. We remain committed to advancing safe and legal access to this powerful medicine. TXOG is headquartered in Austin, with deliveries statewide. For more information, visit www.texasoriginal.com.
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