No pot for PTSD, White House says
An effort to persuade the Obama administration to legalize marijuana for sufferers of post-traumatic stress has met with a sound rejection from the White House.
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#1 Jul 17, 2012
They have barked up the wrong tree. In a 1989 list of UN suborganisations I found four in Vienna which monitor drug issues and legislation in every country. I only checked out current existence for one. Still exists. They are all part of the UN Health Organisation.
If anybody wanted change, appealing to national governments or the White House is a futile exercise. Even President Carter had a pro campaign and had to abandon the idea as soon as he got into power.
If change is what you're aiming for, you need to work in the power structures that exist. Only a directive to the World Health Organisation can effect change, in my view. Nobody has ever tried to initiate a debate and vote in the UN Assembly, but that is probably where you have to start, or find out who is eligible to issue a directive, or an order if you like, to the UN Health Organisation.
Kofi Annan should have known that when he became part of a legalisation group. Maybe he was/is a mole.
#2 Jul 18, 2012
Another reason I will not be voting for obama this election. He is as bad as any rethug on this issue and his administration has displayed astounding ignorance on this issue! Cannabis should be legal for adults and no one should go to jail for any cannabis related 'offenses.' When will the US adopt a sane drug policy?
#3 Jul 18, 2012
Pot for PTSD is not needed. An army colonel has already discovered THE answer to reducing suicides and potentially even curing PTSD.
The proof of this is at Col. Monaco's website of www.patriotoutreach.org where readers can find out from the colonel what it is and how it works so amazingly well.
It is totally FREE to receive a copy of or to download right from the site. We could heal this nation, not just our armed forces if we only could get word out to all about this absolutely free gift. One doesn't even have to order a copy but can privately use it from the sister-site of www.copingstrategiescd.com anytime, and always.
The Endorsementes of this granted gift are huge. I and my wife both use it, too. It's the single-most calming and energizing thing I do besides working out.
#4 Jul 18, 2012
Here are the Endorsements for the Colonel's revotionary, new discovery. Mighty impressive, see!
"The Be Still and Know Exercise works for me. It calms my soul, enhances my thinking, and improves my emotional regulation. I am thankful to be a more resilient chaplain." -Chaplain (LTC), U.S. Army (Southern Baptist)
"Patriot Outreach Coping Strategies CDs. "I have rendered a positive opinion to TSG (The Surgeon General)." - Dr.(COL) John Bradley, M.D., Chief of Psychiatry, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
"This is basic training for the mind!" - PFC J. Oehring, U.S. Army Infantry (Deployed to Iraq)
MG (Major General)
“In my own experience as a commander, I have seen Soldiers make rapid and sustained improvement through use of these [Coping Strategies] CDs. I was relieved to have these CDs available as a tool our Chaplains could hand out to Soldiers and their spouses. Soldiers, who otherwise refused to seek help, benefited by using the CD in the privacy of their home.”- MG(R) George R. Harris, recently retired West Point General assigned to the Office of the Secretary of the Army
Veterans Administration Clinic
"I received my [Coping Strategies] CD and love it. I would very much like to request 30 more for use at the VA Clinic and to provide to soldiers and families.
This is a wonderful resource!
Thank you," -T.P., Addiction Therapist (VA Clinic)
Father Loses Son in Iraq, Joins Marines
"On the third try, all hell broke loose and it was an epiphany... It energizes me, it enlightens me and it gives me strength... I am ready and proud." - Mike, U.S. Marine Corps, Deployed to Iraq
"Thank you, It saved my Life! The peace and joy I now enjoy makes life worthwhile! " - SGT J. Shiposki, U.S. Marine Corps,(Homebound Quadriplegic)
Air Force Chaplain
“The distribution of these [Coping Strategies] CD's has been a great success.
My thanks to the Lord and staff. I have been busy at the Mass Military Reservation on-base. Units from all over New England come here. May I request 50 more CD's? One veteran has commented 'thanks for looking out for us!" -Respectfully, B. C., U.S. Air Force
“Hello I am a Professional Counselor in private practice and a volunteer in the 'Give An Hour' program. I anticipate needing no less than 6 copies of this product to use in conjunction with current and future active therapy cases. If you can supply this request i will be grateful."
Thank You,”-Major W. K.
“May I have 10 copies? I am a family member of an active duty soldier. I am also a clinical psychologist working with soldiers who have combat stress and PTSD. I think the cd would be a good resource for my patients. Thank you," - D. L, PsyD RN FNP (Clinical Psychologist)
Navy Vet, Vietnam
"Amazingly, it (the Exercise) keeps showing and reaping benefits. I've never been more patient and alive. The secret is in the watchful observance without struggle." - L. Brown U.S. Navy, Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam
"I am no longer in denial of what happened in Iraq. I am freed. The exercise helped me overcome my past; it;s not haunting me any longer. it's a winner!!"
- PFC J.M., U.S. Army, Anbar Province, Iraq 2004-2005
Dr. George Hayter, M.D., Psychiatrist and Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, says the Exercise "…is the only program of self-therapy which achieves the desired end-state of therapy; to lessen the dependence on the therapist – the goal is self-awareness.” Also, he says,“It’s the only approach that I have ever seen in the whole field of psychology which allows you to become independent, competent and effective.”
#7 Aug 12, 2012
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