The article mainly cites “references” other research and no research conducted by the VA. Hence this article isn’t applicable and is invalid. Similar to research written by a college student who never did any valid scientific research.
VA doesn’t understand that Cannabis is less harmful then Pharm Pills used for pain. States that have medical cannabis opioid-related deaths dropped by 25%.
“The study compared the number of pharmaceutical-related deaths in 13 states where medical marijuana was legal before 2010 to states where medical marijuana remains illegal. The report discovered that states where medical marijuana is legal have a 25 percent lower rate of opioid-related deaths. In other words, there were approximately 1,729 fewer opioid-related deaths in 2010 in states where patients have access to medical marijuana”
The VA state this at article posted here http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/co-occurring/marijuana_use_ptsd_veterans.asp
“Marijuana use for medical conditions is an issue of growing concern. Some Veterans use marijuana to relieve symptoms of PTSD and several states specifically approve the use of medical marijuana for PTSD. However, controlled studies have not been conducted to evaluate the safety or effectiveness of medical marijuana for PTSD. Thus, there is no evidence at this time that marijuana is an effective treatment for PTSD. In fact, research suggests that marijuana can be harmful to individuals with PTSD.”
More Veteran Related Information to come.