Legalize Medical Marijuana for Veterans With PTSD

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Target: Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey

Goal: Make medical marijuana available to those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Veterans in desperate need of medical attention may soon be receiving relief if a new bill becomes law in New Jersey. If passed, the bill would require the state to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of illnesses that can be handled through the state’s medical marijuana program, providing much-needed assistance to the brave veterans who have served the nation.

After hearing testimony from former soldiers about suicide attempts and constant depression, a local committee unanimously approved the measure, which will now head to the full assembly. The medical community’s opinion on the drug has improved in recent years, with repeated studies reporting on the effectiveness and success of medical marijuana.

America’s veterans deserve the best treatment possible once their tours of service are over, and the legalization of medical marijuana would be an extremely important step. Sign the petition below to urge Governor Chris Christie to support this measure.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Christie,

I am writing to call your attention to a new bill that would allow the state’s medical marijuana program to use the drug to treat individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The bill comes on the heels of multiple reports and personal accounts detailing the drug’s excellent ability to help treat and ameliorate the effects of this devastating mental disorder.

PTSD is especially common among veterans, and this new measure would provide much-needed support to these vulnerable heroes. The men and women who have sacrificed so much for this country deserve the best medical treatment when their service ends, and I urge you to support this new bill so that they can get the help they need.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Matthew Woitunski

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2 Comments

  1. Cannabis is now, and always has been, MEDICINE!!!

  2. PTSD is extremely rough to deal with.
    I was diagnosed PTSD after 3 years of abuse from my ex who is a Iraqi freedom war vet. I tried to make my marriage work cause I knew who he was before going to war and I knew what he was going through wasn’t his fault.

    The VA was of no help to our family and he was pushed under the rug and left to deal with it on his own. He just got worse and began to harm our children and that is when I left.
    After dealing with the daily beatings that happened even during my sleep and I would wake up to being a punching bag I was left with a extreme case of PTSD.

    My heart breaks for anyone who has to deal with PTSD. I am not nor ever was I suicidal but, I have a uncontrollable depression and nightmares that are absolutely awful and never ending.

    PTSD is no joke its real, its awful, it affects your life overall.
    My PTSD is bad just from the abuse I couldn’t imagine how bad it is for vets after seeing what they do during war.

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