Pubdate: Wed, 8 Jul 2009
Source: Wisconsin Dells Events
Copyright: 2009 Wisconsin Dells Events
Author: Gary Storck


Thanks for the article about the Vietnam veteran who finally received
medals due him for his courageous service to our nation.

Post traumatic stress disorder is something very much in the news
again, as U.S. troops serve long multiple deployments in combat zones
in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With PTSD rates soaring, today's veterans have rediscovered marijuana
or cannabis by its scientific name, as a natural, non-toxic treatment
for this disorder.

Earlier this year, the State of New Mexico added PTSD to the list of
medical conditions covered by their State Medical Cannabis Program.

A medical cannabis bill is pending introduction in Wisconsin's
legislature, and PTSD is included as a qualifying condition in the
bill draft, along with other serious and debilitating conditions and
symptoms. The Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act is expected to be
introduced soon by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison). Polling has found over
80 percent support for legal access to medical cannabis in Wisconsin,
but this support is meaningless if citizens do not express it to their
elected representatives. Please call the Wisconsin Legislature's
Toll-free Legislative Hotline at 1-800-362-9472 and ask your State
Senator and State Assembly Representative to cosponsor this important
health care bill. It is time to show compassion for Wisconsin veterans
and Wisconsin patients and protect them from arrest and jail for using
a natural medicine to ease their suffering.

Gary Storck, Madison, Is My Medicine Legal YET?
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