Why U.S. Vets Are Fighting for Medical Marijuana

Access to medical marijuana continues to expand as more and more states embrace the healing power of the herb. At the same time, hundreds of thousands of veterans of America’s decade of wars are returning home burdened with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a condition as old as war itself, but that in years past went either unrecognized or was seen as a soldier’s personal failure, his “shell shock” or “battle fatigue.” Could medical marijuana help?

Scott Murphy of Newton, Massachusetts, is an Iraq combat veteran who uses medical marijuana for chronic pain. “I use medical cannabis for chronic pain from a motorcycle accident that was aggravated by my military service,” Murphy said. “I had a severe accident when I was 18, I have a rod in my femur and four plates in my hip. The pain is to the point where it is affecting my walk.”

But Murphy also wants to ensure that his state’s new medical marijuana law provides for access to the plant for PTSD. A man Murphy described as his “best friend,” a fellow veteran, committed suicide at age 22 after being kicked out of the Army for misconduct related to his mental issues rather than being given a medical discharge as promised.

“He had been showing signs of PTSD,” Murphy recalled. “He was a good soldier, but when he got back from his second deployment he was having problems. When they kicked him out of the Army, he went home and killed himself.”

– Read the entire article at AlterNet.

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  1. mad matt on

    Medical Cannabis has saved my life. All the meds the Army and the VA gave me just fucked me up even more. My fellow combat veterans have earned the right to use this medicine. Look up “memory erasure” and PTSD, I think k the Israelis are leading the research in this subject.

  2. Anonymous on

    the jews are able to constitpate any human with the micro nano transmitters they have inside every single human to torture.  the jews and the democrats are using jewish scientists to create cocktails to permanetly alter any human in any way they want,  these jewish scientists today are not the same as back in the 80s as they were kids growing up and today these scientists have created many substances for the future that when we were kids did not exist.  the jews are using these substances against peoples will and doing it on there own and the victims want justice of there own.  how now adays do criminal courts prosecute any offender when every human on earth has micro nano transmitters invented by the jews centuries ago, you all think these are new school, wrong these are old school,  500 years ago every human had these injected inisde there bodies and radiations is old too, going back 2 thousand years.  jews are dead meat,  the mossad did everything,  the micro transmitters guided them to, not beyond a reasonable doubt, how is beyond a reasonable doubt when every human has micro transmitters and even the judges do everything they are told by jews behind these micro transmitters so the judge will know what you are talking about,  thats my defense and names of governments officials too.  fuck you obama,  the same people as 9/11 are going to do it, and your all waiting to collect brib money and not fight war back….

  3. Anonymous on

    the jews are able to constitpate any human with the micro nano transmitters they have inside every single human to torture.  the jews and the democrats are using jewish scientists to create cocktails to permanetly alter any human in any way they want,  these jewish scientists today are not the same as back in the 80s as they were kids growing up and today these scientists have created many substances for the future that when we were kids did not exist.  the jews are using these substances against peoples will and doing it on there own and the victims want justice of there own.  how now adays do criminal courts prosecute any offender when every human on earth has micro nano transmitters invented by the jews centuries ago, you all think these are new school, wrong these are old school,  500 years ago every human had these injected inisde there bodies and radiations is old too, going back 2 thousand years.  jews are dead meat,  the mossad did everything,  the micro transmitters guided them to, not beyond a reasonable doubt, how is beyond a reasonable doubt when every human has micro transmitters and even the judges do everything they are told by jews behind these micro transmitters so the judge will know what you are talking about,  thats my defense and names of governments officials too.  fuck you obama,  the same people as 9/11 are going to do it, and your all waiting to collect brib money and not fight war back….

  4. Son of Sam Walton on

     

    And we need to teach our current ‘War on Terror’ Vets that that act of keeping every drug illegal allows the terrorist to be financed. Even Massoud warned us in April of 2001 that we were going to be attacked and need to prepare . . . he was assassinated on Sept 9, 2001, which confirms the probability that 9/11 was not an inside job and if it was, it was from drug money akin to Iran-Contra utilizing drug money. Legalize every drug from meth to crack and the terror whack-a-mole game almost crumbles completely. But this current Vet generation far more accepts Pot and legal drugs than any previous one . . . Our efforts to legalized drugs and pot these past decades is the generation they are a part of . . . our U.S. Military grew up smoking pot and using drugs . . . Our U.S. military learned that it was illegal to be arrested for meth or coke, since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said all bad laws are illicit laws, and thus not real laws, which is proof it’s illegal for a cop to arrest you for heroin, crystal meth, PCP, K, etc.  These vets are the ones affected by 9/11 and the recession . . . they are getting pissed and are far more removed from the DOJ’s mindset of ‘The Law is the Law’.

     

  5. gutrod on

    Get a grip pal. Your ideoligy is far from the views of 99.9% of pot smokers. Are you a DEA agent or just need help.

  6. gutrod on

    Vets have earned the right to choose their own medicine & put their lives on the line in the name of freedom which means freedom for all, even marijuana users both recreational & medicinal. It should not even be an issue. The potential for violence is always there when returning from war zone atrocities but is drastically reduced by m.j. use. No Brainer!

     

  7. Anonymous on

    the PTSD or the “one lazy eye” disorder is really that your ass’s all got raped by jews.   this is the problems we have been addressing for the last 8 years.  when i was 17 years old and today i am 35 years old i suffered from the very same problem and i never ever worked for the miltitary or any other government funded work in my whole life and still today i have no interactions with any government and it is all related to those micro nano transmitters, us the people have implanted in our entire bodies from head to toe and every square inch and the capabilities are unbelievable in where they are able to read thoughts.  first those genius jews out there create programs for the nano transmitters injected inside all your bodies and then they turn the frequencies on in full and your eyes turn lazy and you even feal a positive energy inside your eyeball, and when you smoke weed they turn the frequencies down,  no one will ever understand that every single person on this earth has “1” person watching them,  jews are undeatable with nano transmiiters in where they can read all your thoughts

  8. Anonymous on

    the PTSD or the “one lazy eye” disorder is really that your ass’s all got raped by jews.   this is the problems we have been addressing for the last 8 years.  when i was 17 years old and today i am 35 years old i suffered from the very same problem and i never ever worked for the miltitary or any other government funded work in my whole life and still today i have no interactions with any government and it is all related to those micro nano transmitters, us the people have implanted in our entire bodies from head to toe and every square inch and the capabilities are unbelievable in where they are able to read thoughts.  first those genius jews out there create programs for the nano transmitters injected inside all your bodies and then they turn the frequencies on in full and your eyes turn lazy and you even feal a positive energy inside your eyeball, and when you smoke weed they turn the frequencies down,  no one will ever understand that every single person on this earth has “1” person watching them,  jews are undeatable with nano transmiiters in where they can read all your thoughts