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America’s Only Pot Researcher Fired Before She Could Help Vets

America’s Only Pot Researcher Fired Before She Could Help Vets | Upsetment | Scoop.it
After years of trying, Dr. Sue Sisley got approval for a groundbreaking study of marijuana as a treatment for PTSD. Three months later, she was out of a job.
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Once again Arizona's Republican politicians show they are more concerned with kowtowing to their right wing base than they are in doing the right thing, even when that right thing is proper research designed to help veterans. I have said this before and I will keep saying it: If we want intelligent government in Arizona, we have to stop giving the GOP the reins.

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PTSD treatment for veterans appears to be ineffective, report finds

PTSD treatment for veterans appears to be ineffective, report finds | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Despite spending billions of dollars a year to treat military service members and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, the government has little evidence that its efforts are working, according to a new report commissioned by Congress.
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I question if PTSD can ever be properly treated in the VA because an integral part of the trauma is always the associated guilt. Can the VA ever admit that our veterans are carrying the burden of guilt that comes from serving in the military? Can we ever admit that we as a nation have sent them to commit such evil? Another reason we should only fight just wars.

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