If you aren’t aware of the current state of affairs regarding medical marijuana and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), here’s the situation: nearly a month ago Colorado rejected PTSD as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana applicants.
This most directly affects veterans who are reporting, in increasing numbers, unparalleled therapeutic benefits using marijuana, sparing them a host of pharmaceuticals and the addiction that commonly comes with pills.
“Thousands of veterans have told me now that cannabis is the only thing that helps them with PTSD.”
The stories are numerous, from a veteran attributing his survival to the herb, to a mother fighting for cannabis legalization in loving memory of her late son. The problem is the ambiguity surrounding treatment efficacy due to a dearth of research, all thanks to prohibition. We think this is silly, and lame.
“To deny [PTSD as a qualifying condition] because we don’t have the exact research is really shortsighted.”
In a small victory of sorts, Denver industry activists Roger Martin (Grow4Vets founder) and Todd Mitchem (CEO of a company called High There!) set up a free marijuana giveaway for veterans, showing support in light of state medical authority negligence. Check it out!