White House Says No Marijuana For PTSD.

The Military Times (7/18, Kime) reports, “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. Responding to a petition signed by 8,258 people on the White House website, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske wrote last month that marijuana is not a ‘benign drug’ and does not meet standards of safe or effective medicine.” The “Allow United States Disabled Military Veterans Access To Medical Marijuana To Treat Their PTSD” petition came from Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access Executive Director Mike Krawitz, who “said he launched the drive partially out of concern that veterans sometimes risk losing their Veterans Affairs Department medical coverage if they are found to smoke pot.”

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— “No pot for PTSD, White House says, “Patricia Kime, Military Times, July 17, 2012.

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