Oregon Medical Marijuana Advocates Rally in Support of Veterans

Medical marijuana advocates in Oregon are voicing their support for a Senate bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of qualifying conditions allowed by the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act.

Advocacy groups met at the Oregon State Capitol Building on Thursday in support of the new bill.

Currently, veterans who suffer from PTSD cannot acquire the medicine through the program for the disorder alone. Oregon’s marijuana laws do, however, allow for patients to acquire the drug for pain caused by the PTSD.

SB 281 seeks to change the restrictions, making it legal for all PTSD patients to have access.

– Read the entire article at FOX 12 Oregon.



  1. Dirty Harry on

    Mad Matt, thank you for your service and sacrifices!
    From A retired Air Force Master Sergent, 23 years Army & Air force.

  2. Mad Matt on

    I was deployed to Afghanistan in 2005. I was wounded in combat and retired. The physical injuries are visible but it’s what you can’t see that is so scary. I lost everything, my wife, my daughter, I’m a violent felon…my whole life was destroyed. After trying cannabis as a substitute for narcotics (morphine, oxy, fentanyl) I was willing to try it for other things. The VA had me on Benzos of all shape and size and every psych med you have ever heard of, and some you haven’t!
    Cannabis has been a miracle! I no longer take antidepressants, antipsychotics, or benzodiazepines, and I normally only take half-a-dose of my painkiller, if at all. My ex-wife is a rabid prohibitionist but acknowledges the many benefits I receive from this simple plant. I am a medical patient in Rhode Island and am willing to help any veterans who are suffering and legal.