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American Legion Asks Congress To Reschedule Cannabis As Vets Continue To Suffer Under War On Drugs By
AUSTIN, Texas — The American Legion has called on the U.S. government to reconsider its stance on medical cannabis in order to benefit some of the millions of veterans the organization represents. With a membership of about...
Israeli Security Agent’s Memoir Explores PTSD, But Not The Political Context Underlying His Murderous Career By
SEATTLE — Yizhar David devoted more than 20 years of his life to Israel’s domestic spy agency, known as the Shabak or Shin Bet. The agent, one of the organization’s best, directed a field unit, and he had an important job: running Palestinian informants throughout...
NJ Bill Would Add PTSD To Med Marijuana Program, Christie Fears Legalization By
As the fight for an end to the ridiculous drug war continues, legislation has been advanced by a New Jersey assembly committee that would allow those suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program. Essentially, the...
DEA Approves First-Ever Trial Of Medical Marijuana For PTSD In Vets By
SANTA CRUZ – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has formally approved the first-ever randomized controlled trial of whole plant medical marijuana (cannabis) as a treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in U.S. veterans. The DEA’s approval marks...
Army Vet Faces Felony For Helping Other Veterans Treat PTSD With Cannabis By
RANCHO SANTA FE, California — Even though more states are legalizing medical marijuana, and federal officials have claimed that the prosecution of pot smokers is no longer a priority, the “war on drugs” continues to destroy the lives of Americans suffering from...
With Harsh Restrictions, Medical Marijuana Becomes Available For Patients In Illinois By
Marijuana is expected to be sold legally in Illinois for the first time in decades Monday to those who have qualified to be among the first patients in the state’s medical cannabis program. Barring any last-minute glitches, up to eight marijuana dispensaries, including...
Native Americans Have ‘Always Known’: Science Proves Genetic Inheritance Of Trauma By
AUSTIN, Texas — Many have suspected through the years that extreme stress and trauma leave their mark not just on their victims, but on their descendants as well. Now science is catching up to these beliefs through the developing field of epigenetics. Epigenetics...
Despite Support By Experts, Marijuana Still Unavailable To Most Veterans With PTSD By
WASHINGTON — Thousands of American veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, and they’re forced to endure the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs while an effective treatment with few side effects, medical marijuana, remains illegal and inaccessible...
Officials In Colorado Reject Medical Marijuana For PTSD, Citing ‘Lack of Science’ By
Health officials in Colorado, arguably a leader in progressive marijuana policy, rejected calls to allow medical marijuana use for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for the third time this week, an outcome that has perplexed advocates. The Colorado Board of Health voted...
UPDATE: Charges Dropped Against Okla. Veteran Treating His PTSD With Marijuana By
UPDATE July 15, 2015: While he could still face charges in a military court, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Kristoffer Lewandowski no longer faces potential life imprisonment under multiple felony charges for possession of marijuana, which his wife insists he was growing to...