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One of the many, one other being use and thus for many overuse of alcohol, self medications used by many brothers and sister veterans for years, as the country ignored the issues of combat veterans {as well as civilian sufferers}, a few making handsome livings denying the existence of PTS and thus TBI's even {not to mention ignoring Test Vets, Agent Orange, Gulf War Syndrome, to name just a very few of many costly, not just monetary but in lives, health issues}. Those caught using did time in jails and long prisons terms, no medical help given during, even though the testimonies and actions of showed it helped them!!

Iraq vet with PTSD makes Colorado's first legal recreational pot purchase

1 January 2014 - Colorado's legal recreational marijuana industry kicked off Wednesday with an Iraq war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder making the first pot purchase under the new law.

Sean Azzariti of Denver, who helped campaign for Amendment 64, bought an eighth of an ounce of a strain called Bubba Kush and a pot-infused edible truffle for $59 at the 3D Cannabis Center — one of about a dozen retailers that began selling up to an ounce of weed to adults starting at 8 a.m. mountain time.

"It's pretty surreal," the cashier told Azzariti, who grinned widely.

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"Thank you so much," he said as he accepted the package and held up his receipt for a phalanx of television cameras at the carefully choreographed inaugural sale.

"I feel amazing. This is a huge step forward for veterans," he said. "Now I get to use recreational cannabis to alleviate my PTSD."   read more>>>


Originally posted to DKos Military Veterans on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 09:50 AM PST.

Also republished by DKos Cannabis Law and Drug War Reform.

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