The U.S. Joint Service Color Guard on parade at Fort Myer, Virginia in October 2001. Source: Wikipedia

The U.S. military has become a crucial flashpoint for the larger conversation around mental health services and treatment. The effects of war-related trauma, problems and scandal at the Veterans Administration, the bureaucratic maze that returning vets are forced to navigate, and the need for effective approaches to PTSD all fall under this category.

Onward Cannabis Soldiers: Texas Vets Take the Lead in Lobbying for Medical Marijuana

More than 1,600 Texas veterans have stepped out of the shadows to talk about their marijuana use with legislators, the media and anyone else who’ll listen to their harrowing tales of painkiller addiction and suicide. They’re the vanguard of the medical marijuana lobbying effort that’s making battle plans to bring their cause to Texas lawmakers Read more

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