Vets’ Struggles Amid Federal Drug Laws Against Marijuana Use Revealed


Nothing can prepare a soldier — mentally and emotionally — to cope with the indescribable barbarity and horrors of war. This is especially true in the case of combat soldiers, who do the fighting, the killing and the suffering.

The rate of suicides among U.S. soldiers returning from combat deployment overseas is now so high that it can be considered a national emergency. Some 20 veterans a day committed suicide across the United States in 2016, and veterans accounted for 14 percent of all adult suicide deaths in the U.S. that same year.

The suicide rate for veterans is 1.5 times greater than for Americans who never served in the military, according to data from the Department of Veterans Affairs released in September 2018.

Veterans cope with the pain tearing up their minds any way they can. Smoking pot or imbibing marijuana products is a favored means of combating the chronic pain, depression and suicidal tendencies rampant in the veteran population.

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Immediate access to medical marijuana is also a crying need for tormented veterans. Medical marijuana or medical cannabis is cannabis and cannabinoids prescribed by physicians.

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, which represents the country’s youngest veterans, found that

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