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The Government Is Giving Vets With PTSD Medical Marijuana

Government official are given researchers the green light to allow Medical Marijuana testing, for veterans with PTSD. As reported by Military.com. This study has been approved by the Department of Health and Human Services in March of 2014, But was stopped by the National Institute of Drug Abuse. The government is now making the National Institute of Drug Abuse supply the medical marijuana needed for this study. Hopefully vets will soon be given medical marijuana cards. With so many uses of medical marijuana, PTSD may become a thing of the past.

PTSD is a problem that many war vets face coming home. After seeing so much war and destruction, coming back home to a normal life can be hard to cope with. With over 20% of Iraq War Vets having PTSD this is a growing problem for our soldiers. Recent studies and research shows that on average 22 veterans commit suicide everyday. Suicide rates have risen by 50% compared to their civilian peers.

Our solders fighting for our freedom should not be left in the cold. It’s already hard to fight a war, you don’t truly understand or agree with but to come home to little to no resources is a shame. A lot of solders have difficulties coming back into society, having to act normal when you have seen so much is hard for anyone.

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Dr. Suzanne Sisley is one of the leading research fighting for veterans with PTSD. She conducted studies in Maryland and Arizona. Dr. Suzanne was let go from her job due to the nature of her research. Dr. Suzanne was later given a $2 million grant by Colorado to continue her marijuana research.

This study will have 76 veterans participate, they will either smoke or ingest one gram of marijuana daily. Researchers will be given Vets one of three strains of marijuana and a placebo effect.

If this study is successful, it will give VA physician the ability to recommend medical marijuana, to veterans suffering with PTSD. We need to learn as a whole how to treat our veterans better. America trains them for combat and war, but does not show them how to properly come back to society.They are disregarded as being crazy or less than. This is simply not true. Veteran deserves all the support they can get from our country and fellow Americans. America we must do better. We will find it difficult in the future to get people to sign up for war, without the proper care needed for long term survival. If you have never suffered with PTSD you will never truly understand the magnitude of this problem.

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