White House Rejects Medical Marijuana As A Treatment For PTSD
Joe | Jul 18, 2012 | Comments 2
Despite mounting anecdotal and clinical evidence that medical marijuana can be beneficial to those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the White House wants to make one thing clear: You can go fight multiple tours for this country in useless wars, but if the horrors of war mess with your head, you’re not allowed to smoke weed when you get home.
Responding to a petition by former Air Force sergeant Mike Krawitz asking the White House to consider medical marijuana as a treatment for PTSD, Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske said no go.
Saying marijuana is not a “benign drug,” Kerlikowske asserted that it does not meet standards of safe or effective medicine. ”We know from an array of treatment admission information and federal data that marijuana use is a significant source for voluntary drug treatment admissions and visits to emergency rooms,” he wrote.
Beyond the fallacy of this so-called data The White House has is the fact that Barack Obama cares more about his campaign money from Big Pharma than the men and women who risk their lives for this country. Marijuana is too dangerous for our troops, but multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting wars Obama claimed he was going to end is par for the course. It’s impossible to overdose on marijuana but an explosive device is almost certain to take a body part or two if you are close enough; not to mention your life. Bullets can kill, maim and even paralyze someone, but the worst marijuana will do is lock you to the couch while you play Call of Duty in the comfort and safety of your own home.
If our troops are not allowed to treat their ailments and injuries when they get home, then don’t send them off to fight a war in the first place.