Weed For Warriors
Posted on March 03 2016
This isn’t going to be an article that brings into question the nature of war. I’m not writing it pro-war, but I’m also not writing as a pacifist. I’m writing from an objective viewpoint, simply looking at the soldiers suffering from PTSD as humans who could be helped through the use of medicine.
22 Veterans a day commit suicide in the US due to PTSD. That is an insane figure. However you feel about war in the first place is almost irrelevant.
The VA prescribes veterans opiates and psychotropics as a means of combating their illness. Both are more dangerous that allowing them to treat their conditions naturally with cannabis.
The Weed For Warriors Project is aimed at allowing equal access for veterans, pursuing marijuana as a medicinal (not recreational drug). There is a key difference. When you look at the medicinal benefits of marijuana then the legalisation of it (in this sense) becomes more of a human right than anything else. To refuse veterans (or anybody) something that could relieve pain or even prevents suicide just seems absolutely crazy to me. To then prescribe opiates as the alternative, which are more addictive and more dangerous, underscores the situation with a bizarre irony.
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