April 9, 2014
Thesis Statement: Medical Marijuana should be legalized for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder because marijuana gives them calmness and pleasantness without the harsh combat memories, it helps with there overactive fear system, the veterans are less likely to commit domestic violence. Outline
A. Facts and Statistics
II. Marijuana calms the veterans without having flashbacks of their harsh memories
B. Culkin’s Story
III. Marijuana helps with Veterans overactive fear system
IV. Veterans are less likely to commit domestic violence-
B. Story’s of domestic violence involving Ptsd
Medical Marijuana legal for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
It has been estimated that eighteen percent of returning Veterans will be Traumatized (Vasta n.pag.).Veterans that have been in two or more wars most likely suffer with Post-Traumatic Stress. That number is increased quickly and there is little to no treatment available (‘Marijuana should” n.pag.). Medical Marijuana is legal in sixteen states and the District of Columbia and the National Institute on Drug Abuse controls this nations supply of research and medical Marijuana (Maps: Public” n.pag.). “PTSD is a recognized disorder, with specific identifiable symptoms to support the diagnosis. These symptoms include night terrors, panic attacks, and certain anti-social behaviors” (“Marijuana Should” n.pag) Medical Marijuana should be legalized for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder because marijuana gives them calmness and pleasantness without the harsh combat memories, the veterans are less likely to commit domestic violence , it helps with there overactive fear system.
The first reason that Medical Marijuana should be legalized marijuana gives veterans calmness and pleasantness without the harsh combat memories. For many of the veterans, the medical marijuana given to them has helped them feel like they are very alert with the world. When they have the medical marijuana they have tolerance (Grant n.pag.). Veterans that already use the medical marijuana to calm their PTSD say it calms the triggered response. A small dose of medical marijuana everyday offers a release from their sleepless nights and high anxiety . Medial Marijuana eases the nightmares, insomnia, anxiety and flashbacks that are very common in combat veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Vasta n.pag.). November 2004 Culkin was in the marines and suffered neck injuries from a car bomb that exploded thirty feet from him during war. When Culkin came home from the war to America he started having nightmares, insomnia, and cold sweats after that he never left his house. Soon after that Culkin began taking anti-depressants, and eventually received medical separation from the marines. Culkin got his states approval in 2008 to treat his PTSD with medical marijuana. The agency finally let Culkin get thirteen pounds of weed grown at the University of Mississippi. “It really gets rid of your nightmares of you smoke before you go to bed, you feel like you finally get some rest” (Vasta n.pag.) Dr. Alan Cohn gave services to Lane County Jail for the Thirty-five years he has been working Alan has seen veterans using medical marijuana who have PTSD. They have a amazing improvement in existence and high quality of life (“Marijuana should” n.pag.). Researchers are convinced that patients using medical marijuana helped stop physical and psychological pain. It also does not make you loss weight and sleep like the prescription medicines.
The second reason why medical marijuana should be legal to Veterans with PTSD marijuana helps with Veterans overactive