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Maine Approves Medical Marijuana For Veterans With PTSD

NOV 13, 2013 – We have been honoring veterans all this week since Monday was Veterans Day, and one way we can "support the troops" is to support legal medical marijuana in your state for one possible treatment for veterans with PTSD. There have been many studies showing medical marijuana can be used as a treatment in a wide variety of health issues, and PTSD is one of them. Dr. Sue Sisley in a YouTube video by MAPS below explains the evidence showing medical marijuana can be beneficial in treating PTSD. One organization, Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access, is working hard at getting veterans access to medical marijuana.

Earlier this year, Maine's state government approved PTSD to be on the list of conditions patients can get medical marijuana prescriptions for and Governor Paul LePage quietly signed it into law. In an article on CannabisNews.org, retired Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan Begin, who lost part of his arm in an IED explosion and suffers from PTSD, talks about using medical marijuana to treat his pain and PTSD saying, "It balances me. Instead of being on a roller coaster, you're more even keeled. You don't get too far up, and you don't get too far down." Maine joins California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, and New Mexico that allow vets to use medical marijuana to treat their PTSD, which can consist of flashbacks and anxiety attacks.  JTMP urges our supporters to contact your state and local officials, and tell them you support the troops, and you support medical marijuana for use in treatment of PTSD by veterans.  (photo credit: ODea/CC)

Our Vets Need More Than a Magnetic Yellow Ribbon On The Car

NOV 11, 2013 – Hate the war, love the soldier. Happy Veterans Day to all the vets out there. We must remember to support the vets once they get back. Many suffer from injuries both physical and mental from the horrors of war. One place we can all help is donating to the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps out vets with devastating injuries; which happen more these days with better and quicker battlefield medical care. To help out, check out their website at WoundedWarriorProject.org. It would be nice of these politicians that supposedly "support the troops" would shift funding from drones into taking care of our vets. (photo credit: US Archives)

Tim McGraw to Get Wounded and Needy Service Members into Homes

MAY 29, 2012 – Tim McGraw, who is always active in service work with his wife Faith Hill, has announced that along with launching a major US summer tour, he will be partnering with Operation Homefront and getting 25 wounded and needy service members into mortgage-free homes. He told Chris Talbott of AP, "It's going to be a great opportunity to set a family on track that's done so much for us and my family. So I can't imagine a better thing to do on tour. It's going to be fun – I mean every tour date we're going to be out there." He added, "I think in my position to be able to do something like that is probably the ultimate thing. So to be able to go on tour and provide sort of a stable foundation for a veteran and their family is something I really look forward to."

Operation Homefront is a non-profit with a mission to help military families and veterans with emergency food and shelter, home repairs, and even housing. Our military families are struggling daily, and they need more support at home, and a check of their website shows companies donating furniture and other acts that help out a wounded or needy service member.

Operation Homefront has partnered with Chase bank, and have launched the "Homes on the Homefront" campaign, and have pledged to get 100 wounded or needy service members and their families into mortgage-free homes, and you can see some of their success stories here.  (photo credit: Guety/Wiki)

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