The MMJ movement is spreading quickly from state-to-state as citizens across the US begin to understand its positive affect on patients who have been diagnosed with cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS or other chronic pain.
So, with results comes citizens’ insistence on further studies of MMJs positive uses for other illnesses and diseases.
Recently in the news the question if MMJ would help those who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), specifically military service members who have and are coming home from deployment.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 450,000 Veterans received treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in fiscal year 2011.
And, there are veteran advocated movements touting veterans’ rights to access MMJ for PTSD sufferers. The 2008 RAND (Research and Development), a non-profit org that assists the U.S. government with R&D studies to help improve policy, reported that nearly 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan War vets screened positive for PTSD.
For those stationed in military bases across Colorado, deployments are ending and will struggle with changes and situations that occurred while away from home while anxiously needing a mundane sense. Or, a plethora of service members who’ve deployed multiple times and continue to face a private struggle. Studies prove that these symptoms may be caused by PTSD- and as history proves the expense of physical and mental health ails of our veterans has quite the effect on the economy and society, in general. These groups are proposing America be prepared for an alternative to anti-depressant drugs and other prescriptions.
Colorado has pioneered the country’s MMJ crusade and has paved the way for its recreational use- with a long list of doctors, finding medical alternatives doctors Colorado Springs patients and advocates trust is a last worry with Dr. Reimers who has practiced medicine for over 40 years.
Medical Alternatives Clinic and Dr. Bruce Reimers provide patients with a professional atmosphere where patients feel comfortable about discussing their preference to remedy their pain by the alternative method of medical marijuana.