Category: Advocacy

Veterans and PTSD: A Maryland Cannabis Physician’s Perspective

Veterans and PTSD: A Maryland Cannabis Physician’s Perspective By; greenhealthdocs 1-24-2018 Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a huge issue that many veterans in our country face today. The Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital offers many different treatment options for this condition, including support groups, but they are still missing a key …

Scientists have found that smoking weed does not make you stupid after all

Elan Nelson, a spokeswoman for a marijuana retail and growing facility, answers questions amid marijuana under cultivation in northeast Denver. (AP/David Zalubowski) By Christopher Ingraham January 18, 2016 You might have heard that smoking marijuana makes you stupid. If you grew up in the ’80s or ’90s, that was more or …

Law passes in Florida covering full cost of cancer treatment for firefighters

Law passes in Florida covering full cost of cancer treatment for firefighters May 10, 2019 MIAMI (WSVN) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Friday that will provide the full cost of cancer treatment to firefighters across the state. The bill passed with unanimous approval in the Florida …

US military suicide rates for active-duty troops near record highs in 2018

US military suicide rates for active-duty troops near record highs in 2018 Patricia Kime, Military.com Jan. 30, 2019, 9:10 PM The US military concluded 2018 with the highest number of suicides among active-duty personnel in at least six years. Without the Army reporting the number of soldiers who died by …

Court rules VA must pay disability benefits to ‘blue water’ Vietnam veterans

Court rules VA must pay disability benefits to ‘blue water’ Vietnam veterans By: Leo Shane III    January 29 U.S. Marines prepare to board ship at Danang in 1970 for trip back to U.S. under withdrawal orders. On Tuesday, a federal court ordered VA to award presumptive disability benefit status to thousands of …

For Third Straight Year, Police Suicides Outnumber Line-Of-Duty Deaths

For Third Straight Year, Police Suicides Outnumber Line-Of-Duty Deaths Law enforcement agencies across the country lost at least 159 officers to suicide in 2018. 01/02/2019 04:39 pm ET By David Lohr The estimated number of law enforcement officers who died by suicide outnumbered those who died in the line of …

Benzodiazepine users with PTSD more likely to attempt, complete suicide

Benzodiazepine users with PTSD more likely to attempt, complete suicide November 2, 2018 Veterans with PTSD who received benzodiazepines were more than twice as likely to die due to suicide and were almost twice as likely to have medically documented suicide attempts than patients without benzodiazepine exposure, according to study …

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