Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is an anxiety disorder.
Post Traumatic Stress Injury: After two tours in Iraq, General Chiarelli
grew alarmed by rising suicide rates in the Army. He reviewed every case,
and concluded that many service men and women hate the term “disorder,”
and suffer in silence rather than endure that label. “For a soldier who sees
the kinds of things soldiers see and experience on the battlefield today, to tell
them what they’re experiencing is a disorder does a tremendous disservice,” he has said. “It’s not a disorder. It’s an injury.”
Operational Stress Injury: is best described as any persistent psychological difficulty resulting from operational duties performed while serving in the Canadian Forces or as a member of the RCMP. Difficulties may occur during combat duties, after serving in a war zone, in peacekeeping missions, or following other traumatic or serious events not specific to combat.
Doctors are confirming that cannabinoids can improve and even save the lives of those who have nobly served in combat areas and returned with symptoms of PTSI – PTSD & OSI
Reference links for more info:
- VETERAN AFFAIRS CANADA: The health and well-being of Veterans is a top priority for the Government of Canada. This was the fundamental consideration in the development of VAC’s new reimbursement policy for cannabis for medical purposes.
Country’s last operational stress injury clinic pulls plug on medical marijuana prescriptions: By Kristen Everson, CBC News – Veterans see access to medical marijuana curtailed over doctors’ concerns
- 5 Things Veterans Who Need Medical Marijuana Should Know: Even with medical and recreational marijuana laws expanding in states across the U.S., military veterans still have to struggle, in many instances, to access programs, due to the continued federal prohibition of cannabis.
JOIN US @ CANNABIS CORNER CAFE in Penetang on NOV 9th from
We’re expecting Penetang Legion’s President : Dave Sampson, Some friends with military experience, some health care professionals and cannabis specialists – This is the night to ask questions, cure curiosities and be empowered. – SEATING IS LIMITED – PLEASE REGISTER IN PERSON or let us know by email if you are expecting to attend