White House: No Marijuana for PTSD

An effort to persuade the Obama administration to legalize marijuana for sufferers of post-traumatic stress was met with rejection from the White House.

Responding to a petition signed by 8,258 people on the White House website, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske wrote last month that marijuana is not a “benign drug” and does not meet standards of safe or effective medicine.

“When the President took office, he directed all his policymakers to develop policies on science and research, not ideology or politics,” Kerlikowske wrote.

The White House usually requires 25,000 signatures before it will respond to such petitions.

The “Allow United States Disabled Military Veterans Access To Medical Marijuana To Treat Their PTSD” petition was launched last year by former Air Force sergeant Mike Krawitz, executive director of Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access.

Krawitz said he launched the drive partially out of concern that veterans sometimes risk losing their Veterans Affairs Department medical coverage if they are found to smoke pot.

“For many, cannabis not only treats PTSD, it’s a lifesaver,” Krawitz told Military Times in October.

– Read the entire article at USA Today.

Comments

7 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

    This is how you know they’re under the thumb of big pharm, who never fail to contribute generously to their political campaigns.

    Besides, all you need do is look at the state of their affairs and readily discover the further benefit of having their voters doped into a stupor by them, collectively intellectually paralyzed and comatose.

    But nobody calls it what it is.

  2. Anonymous on

    This is how you know they’re under the thumb of big pharm, who never fail to contribute generously to their political campaigns.

    Besides, all you need do is look at the state of their affairs and readily discover the further benefit of having their voters doped into a stupor by them, collectively intellectually paralyzed and comatose.

    But nobody calls it what it is.

  3. Anonymous on

    The most patriotic thing we can do is fight to end Cannabis prohibition

  4. Zach on

    This is bullshit, Israel is ALREADY giving Cannabis to their troops for PTSD…….I am sick of the fucking lying. I’m a former Marine who decided that his mental health was more important than the dogma, and received a bad conduct discharge for using cannabis off duty and right before I went to sleep……otherwise I was an honorable Marine…….and I feel all the more honorable because I know that time and science is on my side……Thank you, and Semper Fi. I’m proud to have served my country, but I’m not proud of what my country is doing right now. Free Cannabis NOW!

  5. bhonze on

    NOBAMA FOR 2012!

  6. bhonze on

    Then why the Hell doesn’t he follow is own advice; Study after study says MJ is medicine! Lying Dicks!