Medical Marijuana Opponents Couldn’t Care Less About Veterans
Joe | Oct 30, 2012 | Comments 0
The United States government sends our young people overseas to fight and die in useless wars all the time. If they are fortunate enough not to die while at war, they tend to have incredible amounts of psychological trauma when they return home, a result of months upon months of high stress levels and seeing their friends die, by the dozens in some cases. In fact, more troops now die from suicide than die in battle in Afghanistan.
You would think they would be allowed great freedom in treating their mental anguish when they return home from fighting for our country. If you do think that, you are quite wrong.
Even in states like Colorado with extensive medical marijuana programs, veterans are not allowed to use cannabis to treat their Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is the same in many other states that have approved medical marijuana legal protections for patients.
If Colorado passes Amendment 64, veterans in the state will finally be allowed to choose marijuana as treatment instead of deadly and addictive prescription drugs. And advocates in Arkansas have made sure veterans can find relief if their medical marijuana law – Issue 5 – is passed next week.
The folks at the Marijuana Policy Project are circulating a new TV ad from Arkansas featuring a veteran who is desperately seeking relief. Don’t men and women like Daniel deserve the option of medical cannabis?
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