TV News LIES

Saturday, Oct 25th

Last update03:25:33 AM GMT

You are here News Military Veterans push to smoke pot to ease PTSD, other ailment

Veterans push to smoke pot to ease PTSD, other ailment

E-mail Print PDF

pot for vetsAfter flying helicopters in Vietnam for 30 months, Perry Parks couldn’t stop the panicked dreams.

“I was flying through wires all the time and I never hit the wire,” said Parks, 71, a retired military commander from Rockingham, N.C. “I’m a helicopter pilot, so wires scare the hell out of you.”

Parks, who has post-traumatic stress disorder, said he took sleeping pills for years after he retired. Then he found a more satisfying alternative: two or three bong hits at least three times a day.

“I don’t have the dreams anymore,” he said.

Faced with a skyrocketing suicide rate in their ranks, many of the nation’s veterans hope that marijuana will be their salve. Federal officials and veterans groups estimate that nearly 31 percent of Vietnam veterans and 20 percent of returning service members from Iraq and Afghanistan are grappling with PTSD.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


US Government Sanitizes Vietnam War History

Revising Vietnam war historyFor many years after the Vietnam War, we enjoyed the "Vietnam syndrome," in which US presidents...

Transgender military personnel openly serving in 18 countries to convene in DC

transgender militarTransgender military personnel from 18 countries who allow them to serve openly will gather in the...

Ruling limits legal remedies for many exposed to Camp Lejeune pollutants

Camp LejeuneThis week, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a North Carolina law limiting the time...

Air Force's X-37B space plane returns after 2-year top-secret mission

X-37BThe X-37B is coming home, presumably chock-full of secrets. The unmanned Air Force plane -- a...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!