World War I ended on November 11th, 1918. Actually, history says that the war ended on the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th-month in 1918–precisely 100 years ago. Ever since then, we have been celebrating this day in remembrance of our fallen heroes as Veterans Day. But you know what would really celebrate our veterans? The gift of healing.
The Maltreatment of our Veterans
It is not a secret that our country mistreats veterans. Despite him missing the Veterans Day Observance at the Arlington Cemetery, Donald Trump made a promise to give our veterans the attention and care that they deserve. An Alice in Chains song (heard below), “Rooster”, speaks about a Vietnam-era veteran that experiences mistreatment with the lyrics, “they spit on me in my homeland.” The movie Born on the Fourth of July, starring Tom Cruise dealt with this issue also. There is an abundance of evidence that our veterans are not treated as well as they should.
Veterans Support Cannabis Legalization
Last year, WeedUpdate reported that the American Legion, which is an organization created by Congress in 1919 to take care of our beloved veterans announced their support for rescheduling/de-scheduling of cannabis from the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) list so that more research can be done. Their support came after the conclusion of a national survey regarding veterans and their experience with medical marijuana. According to WeedUpdate, these were the results of the survey:
- 92% support research into medical cannabis for PTSD and chronic pain.
- 82% support that medical cannabis becomes a federally legal treatment option.
- 83% support that marijuana becomes federally legal.
- Only 22% of respondents said that they already use medical cannabis for treatment.
- Only 40% lived in a state where they have medical marijuana laws.
We need to listen to our veterans, give them the gift of healing, and legalize cannabis at the federal level.
CBD Treats Ailments that Effects Veterans
Veterans suffer from many different ailments. Tinnitus and hearing loss top the list, but Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a close third. PTSD has been linked with developing auto-immune diseases, anxiety, sleeplessness, and depression. Cannabidiol (CBD), which is one of 113 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant can scientifically treat many of these ailments. Why?
CBD is a natural and powerful anti-inflammatory. Inflammation, especially chronic inflammation, has been linked to every single disease. Cannabis, in general, is a powerful anti-inflammatory, but CBD cures “incurable” diseases like epilepsy, which is caused by inflammation in the brain. Anxiety and other mental ailments are also caused by inflammations in the brain. The FDA just approved Epidiolex, a pharmaceutical with CBD as its active ingredient, to treat epilepsy. Shortly after that approval, the DEA rescheduled Epidiolex to a Schedule V drug, as in, harmless. However, it did not reschedule CBD in general, just Epidiolex. Does that make any sense? All this evidence and all this support, yet the federal government drags its feet on this issue. Cannabis is now legal in Canada and Mexico, yet we still classify it as dangerous as heroin and ecstasy. Something is very wrong with that.
The CBD-Online-Store Supports Veterans and the Sacrifices They Have Made
We owe our entire global system to our veterans. Without their sacrifices, our country and our corporations would not be in the position they are today. It is time that we listen to their needs and give them what they want. Congress should listen to the demands of the American Legion and allow them to research cannabis and CBD to help them better treat and take care of our veterans.
CBD is legal in all 50 states, and the CBD-Online-Store has free shipping in the domestic United States. If you are veteran or know a veteran suffering from PTSD, sleeplessness, anxiety, or depression, give them the gift of healing. Shop now or contact us here if you have any questions.