Veteran's Day Pill Drop

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optimusprime
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Veteran's Day Pill Drop

Post #1 by optimusprime » November 12th, 2015, 9:18 am

Veterans drop hundreds of empty pill bottles in front of the White House

A couple dozen servicemen and women marched to the White House this Veterans Day and dumped a large box of empty pill containers, calling on the president and other federal officials to make medical marijuana accessible to veterans.

“Here’s what the over-medication of our veterans looks like,” they said as they spilled the canisters onto the floor. “We don’t want it.”

The veterans and protesters — affiliated with various veteran and marijuana advocacy organizations — argued that Veterans Affairs hospitals are over-medicating veterans, prescribing them a large number of psychoactive medications to treat PTSD. They marched from McPherson Square to the Department of Veterans Affairs headquarters, then to the White House, some smoking joints along the way, which is illegal in D.C.

VA health-care providers can’t talk to their patients about medical marijuana options, even in states where there are legal medical marijuana programs. A bill in Congress, the Veterans Equal Access Amendment, would allow doctors to provide recommendations about participating in such state programs.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
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Re: Veteran's Day Pill Drop

Post #2 by 7rob7 » November 12th, 2015, 11:46 am

To paraphrase:

Dope will get you through times of no VA benefits better than VA benefits will get you through times of no dope.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be; it's easy.


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