Pubdate: Wed, 16 Nov 2011
Source: Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO)
Copyright: 2011 The Gazette
Author: Bob Melamede


I find it very troubling how we disrespect our veterans, in 
particular those who have been wounded in service to their country, 
and need our help the most. We trusted them to protect our freedom, 
and yet when they return injured from military combat, we deny them 
the very freedom that they fought and sacrificed for.

Why is it that we disregard modern science, and more importantly, 
disregard the observations and opinions of our wounded veterans who 
tell us that medical marijuana is the best thing for their PTSD and 
chronic pain? Instead, we give them addictive narcotics that promote 
depression and then follow that up with antidepressants that promote 
suicide. I think that the low national public opinion of politicians 
is higher than they deserve.

Dr. Bob Melamede

Colorado Springs
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