Cannabis keeps this Veteran from killing myself

The VA has tried over 3 years to pump me with medicine but nothing has worked and they all made me sick. I smoke marijuana now and my day to day life has improved or tolerable. I went to Iraq and Afghanistan and I have severe ptsd. Before I started smoking, I could not sleep. I had no appetite. Extremely paranoid with severe anxiety. Daily nausea. Nightmares on a nightly basis. Flashbacks. Extremely suicidal with severe depression. Needless to say my condition is chronic and is not going away. Smoking is the only way I can have a “normal life”. Combat veterans should be taken care off not scrutinized because we don’t want to take 25 narcotic pills a day. Which are highly addictive and also continue to bring your physical health down. Veterans need this. Please do not ignore reality. I guarantee no politician could live a day in my head without killing themselves. This issue is real and veterans are killing themselves on a daily basis. Be a part of the solution.

About Author

Sharon is a wife, mother, caregiver, business owner and life long resident of Georgia. Her eyes were opened when her family was traumatized by the “War on Drugs”, she uses her ears to listen to other victims and her voice to tell their stories and educate others on the direct and indirect harms of prohibition and how it affects us all.

Sharon has been a guest on numerous radio stations across the country as well as local and regional TV news affiliates. As well as LadyBud Magazine, HighTimes Magazine and Main Street. She was recently nominated by Mass/Cann NORML for National Female Activist of the Year. Sharon has traveled the country speaking on various topics including drug policy, activism, southern strategies and harm reduction. She produces a segment on highlighting the stories and work of other women in the fight to end marijuana prohibition.

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