Three Military Veterans Explain What Weed Does for Their PTSD

Patients for Medical Cannabis

The VA is quick to prescribe antianxiety drugs, antidepressants, and sedatives but that hasn’t done much to stem the tide of veteran suicides

Twenty-two veterans a day commit suicide in the United States. Why anyone commits suicide is something only they can know, ultimately, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to surmise that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might have something to do with it.

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health system is quick to prescribe antianxiety drugs, antidepressants, sedatives, and other meds for PTSD, but that hasn’t done much to stem the tide of veteran suicides. Cannabis, despite promising results for many vets who are dealing with PTSD, is off the table. Possession of weed is still a federal crime, and the VA is a federal agency. However, veterans across the country are speaking up in favor of pot, saying that it’s succeeded where…

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