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How Access to Cannabis Can Affect Mental Health Treatments

Cannabis can be life-changing for people with PTSD, but depending on where you live, access to the plant can be complicated.

Why Survivors of Sexual Violence Choose Cannabis to Heal

Take a look at the science behind how cannabis can help heal the trauma associated with sexual violence, and hear the stories of survivors who've incorporated it into their healing process.

Try the Home Grown

By Maggie S.   When everything got really bad, Mom thought it would help.  I was, of course, hesitant since I didn’t really have a…

Redneck Buffet

By Reg Doty   After two tours partaking in the great “Asian vacation” I was looking forward to starting my life over as an expatriate in…

The Secret Cigarette Lighter

By L.J.     In the late 90’s I bought a ragged old 1987 Toyota pickup truck to drive around base and get me in to…

Just Follow Orders

By J. Brad Wilke   As a non-combat veteran of the U.S. Army, I’ve never had the need to use cannabis to alleviate or minimize…

A Time to Be Still

By Sam Arrington   “This doesn’t kill kids. It kills adults, but not kids.” Early on a doctor had told him that. Now he just…

Survivors for Cannabis: Healing the Wounds of PTSD With Community & Cannabis

While federal research is underway, one community provides a safe space for people to share their stories and heal using cannabis.

Georgia Lawmakers Approve PTSD, Intractable Pain as Qualifying Conditions

Georgia law gives Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican in the last year of his final term, 40 days to decide whether to sign or veto legislation, or allow it to become law without his name.

Medical Marijuana Advocates Outraged Over Georgia PTSD Bill

Rep. David Clark, a Republican Army veteran who sponsored the bill, accused Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle of "playing politics" and stifling the proposal by calling for another study committee.

How the American Legion Became a Medical Cannabis Advocate

The American Legion isn't known for taking bold stands. But it's come out as a leader on medical cannabis—because military veterans are demanding it.

Veterans Are Key as Surge of States OK Cannabis for PTSD

28 states plus the District of Columbia now include PTSD in their medical marijuana programs, a tally that has more than doubled in the last two years.

New York Adds PTSD as Qualifying Condition for Medical Cannabis

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said potential beneficiaries include veterans as well as police officers and survivors of domestic violence, crime, and accidents.

This Soldier Is Celebrating Veterans Day With Family, Reflection, and a Big Coner

Cody Lindsay, aka The Wellness Soldier, is helping veterans understand how cannabis can improve their lives.

How War & Cannabis Created the Wellness Soldier

Combatting PTSD, veteran Cody Lindsay turned to cannabis and cooking. As the kitchen-mastering Wellness Soldier, he's helping millions of others help themselves.

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