Texas Veterans Push for Medical Marijuana at State Capitol

Texas veterans says it’s time the state legalized medical marijuana. A group spent Friday afternoon sharing personal stories at the Vietnam Veterans Monument at the Texas Capitol.

Amanda Berard is among the group hoping to be heard. “I have PTSD from military sexual trauma,” said Berard. She was stationed in the United States when she says she was attacked.

Berard, 29, has been waiting eight months to see her doctor at the VA for continued treatment. She said it’s not the pills helping her cope, but marijuana which she got when she was in Colorado, “It lets me leave my house. With the medication the VA gives me, I don’t have the liberty.”

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