A number of military veterans residing in Texas have joined forces with the local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and other pro-legalization organizations in hopes of legalizing marijuana for medicinal use.
Said band of likeminded individuals are calling their effort “Operation Trapped”.
The name stems from the prescription medicines that war vets fresh off a tour of duty suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or chronic pain are being prescribed and end up becoming addicted to.
The vets and other pro-medical marijuana organizations feel the succession of prescription pill addiction could be greatly altered by legalizing medicinal marijuana, which would offer those inflicted with the aforementioned ailments a safer alternative to ease their pain and suffering.
In order to give their effort even more gravity, the local NORML chapter is urging a thousand veterans to ship their prescription pill bottles with their names, ranks, years of service, and disabilities to Texas legislators.
The medical marijuana advocates in the Lone Star State have a long battle ahead of them due to the fact that the state’s next legislative session doesn’t commence until 2017.
Keep up the good fight, Texas vets!
You have our respect and support. Thanks for your service 🙂