Air Force veteran in latest ad for medical marijuana | Arkansas Blog

Friday, October 26, 2012

Air Force veteran in latest ad for medical marijuana

Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Here's another one of those "anecdotes" the drug warriors want to dismiss as fiction in the push to legalize medical use of marijuana. He's an Air Force veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder after a bomb dropped on him and others.

As a news release notes, the drug warrior-controlled government presents a roadblock to the scientific information some are demanding on use of marijuana — testimony of sick people who've experienced relief not being considered reliable.

Daniel expresses his desire to use medical marijuana to alleviate his suffering and allow him to wean off many more harmful pharmaceutical drugs. Under the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act, veterans with PTSD would qualify to use medical marijuana if they have a doctor's recommendation to do so. In New Mexico, where PTSD was added as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana by that state's Department of Health, approximately 3,000 PTSD patients are obtaining relief through the program.

There is strong anecdotal evidence supporting the use of medical marijuana for PTSD. It was even the subject of a feature story in the military publication Stars and Stripes.

The FDA has approved a research protocol to study the therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana for PTSD patients. But the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the federal government agency that controls the only legal supply of marijuana for research purposes, has refused to provide researchers with the marijuana needed to conduct the study.

Tags: ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (6)

Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • When Johnny Reb comes marching to Hot Springs

    They are assembling for and against white supremacists symbols in Hot Springs today. Photographs by Brian Cnilsln of the Arkansas Times.
    • Aug 19, 2017
  • The South's Defenders and the scrapheap of history

    And you thought the Civil War was over. Supercharged by a neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville and Donald Trump's signal of sympathy, the Rebel remnants of America and assorted white supremacists, bigots and garden variety nuts have taken up arms in defense of symbols of the Lost Cause.
    • Aug 19, 2017
  • Inside the Charlottesville march with the neo-Nazis

    Vice has compiled a powerful documentary inside the white supremacist march that turned violent in Charlottesville last weekend.
    • Aug 19, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Al Gore remembers Dale Bumpers

    Former Vice President Al Gore, a former U.S. Senate colleague of Dale Bumpers, sent a statement on Bumpers' death Friday:
    • Jan 3, 2016
  • The inspiring Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for president illustrates again the double standard applied to women. Some writers get it. They even find the supposedly unlikable Clinton inspiring.
    • Oct 16, 2016
  • In Little Rock, Marco Rubio sells American exceptionalism

    This is Rubio's axiomatic answer to Donald Trump's insistence that he and he alone will Make America Great Again: America is the greatest, always has been.
    • Feb 22, 2016

Most Shared

  • Take yourself there: Mavis Staples coming to LR for Central High performance

    Gospel and R&B singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples, who has been inspiring fans with gospel-inflected freedom songs like "I'll Take You There" and "March Up Freedom's Highway" and the poignant "Oh What a Feeling" will come to Little Rock for the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High.
  • Klan's president

    Everything that Donald Trump does — make that everything that he says — is calculated to thrill his lustiest disciples. But he is discovering that what was brilliant for a politician is a miscalculation for a president, because it deepens the chasm between him and most Americans.
  • On Charlottesville

    Watching the Charlottesville spectacle from halfway across the country, I confess that my first instinct was to raillery. Vanilla ISIS, somebody called this mob of would-be Nazis. A parade of love-deprived nerds marching bravely out of their parents' basements carrying tiki torches from Home Depot.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation