Arizona veterans are leading a push to have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) added to the list of qualifying conditions in the state's medical marijuana program.
While the Department of Veteran Affairs began allowing patients to use medical marijuana in states in which it is legal in 2010, the federal government continues to send mixed messages to those who risked their lives to defend our country. Veterans have testified in droves that cannabis has helped symptoms of PTSD much better than limiting and zombie-inducing prescription medications.
Here is just one of thousands and thousands of such accounts from around the country of war veterans dealing with PTSD and medical marijuana. This particularly heartbreaking account details the glaring difference between a veteran using medical marijuana in a state where it is legal, and a veteran using medical marijuana in a state in which it is not.