On Veterans Day tomorrow National Veterans’ organizations will be lobbying at the gates of the White House for recognition of medicinal cannabis as a form of treatment for war trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). And get this—they’ll be tossing out thousands of empty prescription pill bottles at the nation’s capital in protest. According to a press release we just received, those empty bottles were collected from their brothers and sisters across the country in memory of those whose sacrifices did not end on the battlefield. The veterans and several national activists organizations involved look to boost the awareness of the dangerous pharmaceutical medications they are often prescribed to treat their war trauma. They also seek to bring attention about being unjustly deprived of their gentle, effective and natural medicine of choice: MARIJUANA.
With 22 United States veterans committing suicide each day, reads the press release, it’s time to take a closer look at giving vets the right to choose their own path for treatment upon returning home.
What: This Veteran’s Day, veterans and activists will gather to walk from the Veteran’s Affairs Headquarters down Pennsylvania Avenue to the gates of the White House where they will be disposing of thousands empty prescription pill bottles collected from their brothers and sisters across the country in memory of those whose sacrifices did not end on the battlefield. With the current veteran suicide rate at 22 per day, it is time for the VA to recognize alternate forms of war trauma treatment for our veterans.
Who: World-renowned cannabis expert and veterans’ rights advocate Garyn Angel will lead thousands of United States veterans and several national veterans’ organizations during the march.
Where: The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
When: Wednesday, November 11th
Walk to begin at 12 pm
Can’t make it? Take a toke of solidarity at 16:20 DC time.
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