May 222015
 May 22, 2015

Arkansas medical marijuanaI came across the following press release, in case you are in the area:

What & Why:
Arkansas veterans are rallying to raise local awareness of PTSD and a medicine they think can help—medical cannabis. Nationwide, 22 veterans take their own lives every day due to PTSD. Medical cannabis can help relieve the anxiety of the disorder and it is an effective pain-reliever, often removing the need for patients to take more dangerous opiate-based pain medicines.

Where:
Arkansas State Capitol Building
500 Woodlane St. • Little Rock, Arkansas

When:
Saturday, May 23 • 10-11am

Who: 

  • Melissa Fults, Campaign Director, Arkansans for Compassionate Care
  • Tina Dykema, Marine Corps Veteran & Environmental Consultant (Retired)
  • (Vets will be taking the podium to tell their story, discuss PTSD and the problem with todays treatments, as well as national reform issues pertinent to vets—such as the Veterans Equal Access.)

EXCELLENT PHOTO OPPORTUNITY!!


Arkansans for Compassionate Care
Arkansans for Compassionate Care is a coalition of concerned patients, physicians and allies who agree that sick and dying patients should have access to medical cannabis with a doctor’s recommendation. For tens of thousands of chronically-ill Arkansans, the pain and nausea relief afforded by cannabis helps them live comfortably without harmful side effects. But cannabis is currently unregulated and not legally available.

Arkansans for Compassionate Care offers a better choice: controlled access to a medicine that is proven to be both safe and effective, especially against the debilitating effects of chronic illness and harsh medical treatments.

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  4 Responses to “Arkansas Veterans Rally For Medical Marijuana Tomorrow”

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    Either removing the need for opiate based medicine entirely, or reducing the amount needed, which is crucial for preventing overdoses, and probably helpful in preventing addiction as well.

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    Christian Thurstone says Marijuana is NOT a treatment for PTSD!!! He says it makes all PTSD patients WORSE!! He says its a fraud that people like you are supporting this. He has all these legit “medical organizations” including “The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD” which actually AGREES with him!

    ANY QUESTIONS?

    http://drthurstone.com/marijuana-no-treatment-for-ptsd/

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      Nah, no questions, The first 2 paragraphs show that he’s too prejudiced against cannabis to take too seriously. If there are no controlled studies showing cannabis is effective for treating PTSD ,whose fault is that? People have been working their ass off to get it studied, but cannabis haters like Thurstone keep refusing to study it, and then they cite the lack of studies as a reason to ignore 1000’s of people’s experience. Very slimy tactics, but the daze that they can get away with this crap are ending.

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    Marijuana has been ILLEGAL for over 70 years!

    What are the results?

    *Today marijuana is America’s #1 cash crop.

    *Today American kids can buy marijuana easier than they can buy a beer.

    *Marijuana is stronger and easier to get than ever before, albeit much more expensive than it should be. To smoke casually from the “black market”, it will run you $100/month. This is much more expensive than it needs to be. More expensive than my cell phone ($20/month from Tmobile), car insurance ($25/month from InsurancePanda), netflix ($10/month), and gym ($15/month from PF) COMBINED!!! Would you rather put money into the hands of violent gangs and drug dealers… or into taxes for schools, hospitals, public infrastructure, etc.???

    *Today marijuana is the #1 source of income for violent drug gangs and drug cartels who are richer and more dangerous than ever before.

    *Guns are illegal in Mexico yet Mexican drug cartels are buying machine guns, rocket launchers, grenades, airplanes, armored

    vehicles, anti-aircraft guns, and even submarines.

    *There are over half a million Americans in jail right now for non-violent drug crimes.

    *The DEA has been having sex parties funded by drug cartels.

    The ATF/DOJ has given thousands of guns to drug cartels.

    I have this stupid thing I do called THINKING, and clearly I can see that marijuana prohibition can never work! America should have learned this simple lesson from alcohol prohibition!

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