War Without End: Texas Monthly features marijuana use for PTSD
In their newly released issue, Texas Monthly has put together an article which discusses the use of cannabis in a medicinal capacity to help combat the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Helping contribute to that piece was Tristan Tucker, a Navy veteran who suffers from PTSD. He is also the deputy director for the Dallas/Fort Worth area non-profit NORML organization, a group which promotes education of cannabis and advocates for changes in the law.
Tucker had this to say about the article,
This article is a great piece highlighting the necessity for drug policy reform in Texas, including decriminalization and establishment of a medical marijuana system in this state. Veterans – Texas Veterans – are taking their lives at a rate of one every 88 minutes. We simply should not ignore any type of treatment, be it mainstream or not, that may help treat these post war and moral injuries. I am thankful to Bill and Texas Monthly for highlighting a demographic of our population that has been overlooked and stigmatized for far too long.
You can find the article in the latest issue on newsstands and if you have a subscription to the magazine, you can read the article on their website. Those without a subscription can still read the first part of the story.
Studies have shown that both cannabis and MDMA have been helpful in relieving the effects of PTSD.
Tucker will be speaking at the upcoming Texas Regional NORML Conference in Fort Worth about this very subject. Get more details about the conference here.
By: Stephen Carter
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