Medical marijuana will now be recognized as medicine in the United States by the Veterans Affairs Department. Veterans living in a state that allow medical marijuana can now legally obtain marijuana, and their veteran medical doctor can prescribe cannabis as medicine. This is the first time that any official US agency has recognized medical marijuana, and rightfully so as no one is more deserving of marijuana as medicine than the men and women who fought to defend America’s cannabis culture.
According to Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D., an internationally respected expert on neuroscience aspects of marijuana explains: “Not only is it important for its pain-relieving abilities, it is also essential for PTSD patients because it can help to reduce the association between stressful stimuli in their lives and traumatic memories from wartime. While healthy people eventually do not associate the past events with stimuli in the present, PTSD patients are tortured by never-ending associations with the past, creating intense and constant reminders of the trauma they suffered.” Cannabis provides a necessary means of escape from pain and other memories, and can be incorporated into any healing program. Medical marijuana proponents have criticized that marijuana use causes memory loss, but to some this is the property that no other medicine can provide, a tool to forget the past.
Individuals with PTSD from war experiences, and those in severe pain from battle related injuries should consider using the most potent forms of concentrated marijuana, including bubble hash, tincture, and only the best top shelf organically grown medicine. HCC recommends G13 X Haze as the G13 was originally developed by the government, and was tested on US soldiers when developed to be the most potent form of marijuana. Vets, be sure to talk to your Doctor about medical marijuana. Veterans, the Colorado CDPHE will soon be accepting your application to become a registered medical marijuana user and you will be able to go to your local dispensary for the medicine that you’ve been waiting for. Remember to ask your local bud tender about organically grown varieties, and try to avoid smoking your medicine. Alternatives to smoking are to use a vaporizer, or ingest your medication.
Thank you veteran ganja warriors of the Armed Forces for keeping America a great place for cannabis, and thank you Veterans Affairs Department for recognizing that cannabis is a safe and beneficial medicine for vets.blog comments powered by i420 & Disqus