Shasta County veterans rally for medical marijuana reform

Nov 11, 2015 6:47 PM by News Staff

A group of military veterans in Shasta County used the day that honors their service to rally in Redding, urging county officials to make medical marijuana easily accessible to veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Members of the groups ‘California Liberty Alliance’ and ‘Medicine for our Military’ rallied Wednesday afternoon on the corner of Hilltop Drive and East Cypress Avenue in Redding.

They’re asking Shasta County officials to modify ‘Measure A’, the county’s medical marijuana ordinance, saying medical marijuana helps veterans cope with PTSD.

Medicine for our Military is a non-profit organization in the City of Shasta Lake. They work with the ‘Queens of Dragons Medical Marijuana Collective’ to give veterans with PTSD free medical cannabis.

VA health-care providers can’t talk to their patients about medical marijuana options, even in states where there are legal medical marijuana programs.

National statistics show an average of 22 veterans commit suicide from PTSD every day.


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