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Ret. Navy SEAL: Biden should support medical cannabis research bill


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November 15, 2021

Changing the Culture With Research, So Vets Have Data on Medical Cannabis for Pain and PTSD

As a U.S. Navy SEAL veteran, I’m no stranger to the long-term damaging effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain. PTSD is a real and serious condition that has impacted many in U.S. society. Military veterans, though certainly not the only ones, are especially vulnerable to post-traumatic stress.

One challenge facing health providers creating treatment programs is that traumatizing events are subjective. What may induce a traumatic experience in one person, might not with another. This is very true with law enforcement, fire department and emergency medical services — but especially with military veterans concerning society.

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