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(UPDATE: Petition passes!) Petition to Allow Military Veterans Access to medical marijuana for PTSD

Only a Few Signatures Needed... Last Hours of Petition

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(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Update from Michael Krawitz: Veterans For Medical Cannabis Access has reached our goal of 5000 signatures by 25 October!

Thank you so much to all the dedicated activists who sent and resent the many emails, phone calls and Twitter posts on this petition.

It was intensely close with only hours to spare that we made our 5000 goal.

Now the White House will respond and we will use this successful petition to launch our next round of actions designed to bring about safe access to medical cannabis for Veterans.

It is our sincere hope that our work for Veterans access to medical grade cannabis will help all patients access this important medicine and perhaps if we are really lucky help to set better doctor patient relationship practices.

Thanks again! Michael

Michael Krawitz is a Disabled United States Air Force Sergeant and Executive Director of Veterans For Medical Cannabis Access.

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A petition to allow the use of medical marijuana for veterans suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is something readers can quickly sign and show their support for those who serve their country.

The Veterans Administration fails to recognize the importance of this natural herb which has never caused a human death, instead forcing veterans to take a number of addicting drugs that in many cases, turn them into vegetables.

There are also controversial treatments that were not developed by people who ever stepped foot in a combat zone that are ineffective and dangerous. The one thing veterans with PTSD can count on for relief is the use of medical marijuana.

We petition the Obama administration to:


Allow United States Disabled Military Veterans access to medical marijuana to treat their PTSD

Modern research has proven what disabled Veterans have known for a very long time, Cannabis is an effective medicine. Veterans from the time of the United States Revolution through World War I had legal access to cannabis but in 1942 due to the efforts of a handful of powerful men cannabis was removed from the United States Formulary.

Modern science has shown us that the human body makes it's own cannabis like substances called cannabinoids and that these cannabinoids are shown to be involved in various functions throughout the body like pain and anxiety.

Marijuana works with this natural body system to ease the symptoms of PTSD giving disabled Veterans a big improvement in their quality of life.

We owe our disabled Veterans our freedom, the least we should do is treat their pain and PTSD.

Sign the petition by visiting: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/allow-united-states-disabled-military-veterans-access-medical-marijuana-treat-their-ptsd/1MD2nrHC?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl




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Anonymous October 25, 2011 9:38 am (Pacific time)

This will never happen. If some "real science" was available to prove that grass actually worked, and the benefits were greater than the negatives, it still would not happen. We are talking Federal Government, and congress will never allow this to happen, at least not for the forseeable future.


Anonymous October 24, 2011 6:38 pm (Pacific time)

You have my support, anything to help those who served.

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