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Veterans need – and deserve – help finding a path to healing through cannabis

 

 

A veteran's op-ed on cannabis and PTSD: "It's time we are provided with a means to heal ourselves and become 'mission ready' for the next chapters in our lives."

 

 

Jun 13, 2017

 

By Socrates Rosenfeld, Special To The Cannabist

 

In the Army, every time we returned from a combat mission our Apache helicopters were meticulously inspected, cleaned and repaired before again being deemed “mission ready.”

 

However, when it comes to the men and women who operated that equipment returning to civilian life, we are largely left to our own devices to navigate the “reset” process on our own.

 

It isn’t that the Army doesn’t have a process that covers this – the military is well known for its standard operating procedures, or SOPs, that cover everything from basic firearm maintenance to counter-insurgent tactics.

 

But the construct of the human psyche is infinitely more complicated than even the most sophisticated piece of military equipment. There’s no manual or checklist to navigate the human experience of returning home from war. Only the soldier knows what that feels like. And thus, only the soldier can heal himself or herself........

 

 

 

http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/06/13/veterans-cannabis-ptsd-opinion/80910/

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