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Measure 80 Would Mean Marijuana For Oregon's PTSD Veterans

Posted on  October 26, 2012 by  Site Admin

  Every day in America, 18 military veterans commit suicide. The United States has lost more military service-members and veterans to suicide than to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Oregon is home to an estimated 300,000 veterans, including more than 20,000 from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, according to the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs. A 2008 Rand Corporation study found nearly 20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan vets reported PTSD symptoms.   Currently, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program does not recognize or allow for access to cannabis to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Therefore, Oregon military veterans who suffer from PTSD cannot access medical marijuana. On Monday, October 29, Veterans for Measure 80 will be holding two press conferences to share why they support Measure 80 and common-sense marijuana regulation in Oregon.   Where Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 907 824 SE Mill Street (at Grand) Portland, OR 97214 Ashland Library Gresham Room 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland, Oregon 97520    When Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 Portland 10:30 a.m.:          Media, speakers arrive 11 a.m.:               Speakers 11:30 a.m.:          Q&A Ashland 2:30 p.m.:             Media, speakers arrive 3 p.m.:                   Speakers 3:30 p.m.:             Q&A Who Portland ·       Roy Kaufmann, spokesman, Yes on 80 ·       U.S. Air Force Sergeant (disabled-retired) Michael Krawitz,...