PTSD, depression, feelings of anxiety, panic attacks, and alcohol misuse are some of the mental illnesses most suffered by Service and ex-Service personnel.
Veterans For Medical Cannabis Access or VMCA, advocates for veterans’ rights to access medical cannabis for therapeutic purposes. VMCA encourages all legislative bodies to endorse veterans’ rights to use medical cannabis therapeutically and responsibly and is working to end all prohibitions associated with such use. VMCA is working to preserve and protect the long established doctor-patient relationship including the ability to safely discuss medical cannabis use within the V.A. healthcare system without fear of punishment or retribution.
On the eve of Veterans Day 2015, the Senate passed legislation that would for the first time allow Veterans Health Administration doctors to authorize medical marijuana use for patients. Currently, the Veterans Health Administration does not allow its physicians to discuss marijuana as a treatment option with patients even in states where medical cannabis is legal, forcing veterans to turn elsewhere for guidance and the paperwork necessary to acquire the drug.
These confessions from Whisper (the anonymous confessions app) will give you a poignant insight into how cannabis helps military vets deal with their PTSD, anxiety, and other complex issues they face. Rather than falling into alcoholism, countless pills or even contemplating taking their own life, these vets claim that cannabis is they only thing that helps them.