Veterans, Post Traumatic Stress and Medical Cannabis

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Patients Out of Time recognizes that the federal prohibition of herbal cannabis is unjust and hurts patients. In 2010 Dr. Robert Petzel, the Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs issued a Directive that acknowledged the medical value of cannabis and directed VA physicians that they could continue to provide treatment to Veterans who use cannabis as long as they live in a state with a medical cannabis law and have a recommendation for cannabis from a civilian physician. This Directive was updated in 2011. This is good news for some Veterans, but we now have a policy of “treatment by geography” and that is not fair for Veterans who risk their lives for their country.

Currently a Veteran commits suicide every 65 minutes or 22 suicides each day. Many of these Veterans have difficulty living with post traumatic stress symptoms, or traumatic brain injuries, or severe pain from combat-related injuries, or the side effects of the many pharmaceuticals they are often prescribed.

enigami_systemsThe CEO of Enigami Systems, Inc. a Denver based online patient record company is very concerned about Veterans and wanted to help so he reached out to Patients Out of Time with an offer to donate their secure online system technology to do a large population study of Veterans with post traumatic stress symptoms and the use of cannabis. Patients Out of Time has agreed to help on a pro bono basis.

vptsmc-logo-300x175Please Veterans, Post Traumatic Stress & Medical Cannabis website to learn more about the study. But if you really want to help Veterans we need funding for the study expenses. Give what you can – $10, $25, $100 or more! This study can provide data that hopefully can help change federal policies. Our Veterans have risked their lives for us – this will help them much more than sporting a yellow ribbon bumper sticker. Help us make a difference. Visit: http://www.rockethub.com/projects/38090-veterans-post-traumatic-stress-and-medical-cannabis-a-research-project.

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