Decriminalize Schedule One Substances For Medical Usage

Decriminalize Schedule One Substances For Medical Usage

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Participating in military duties for the United States of America is considered one of the most honorable action that a American citizen could do for our country. As honorable serving our country can be, this action can come with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

This disorder comes from experiencing a traumatic incident that the soldiers witnessed throughout their time of service. About 20 percent of war veterans have came back with PTSD. Sadly, these events remain embedded within them and can severely affect their lifestyle.There are treatments that have been used to decrease the severity of PTSD, but it has been evinced that those treatments are not the most effective options for war veterans to use, since they are not necessarily beneficial for their health.

The treatments used, like prescribed opioids  and psychotherapy, negatively influence war veterans' health since addiction and suicide have been found to be correlated with one another. The economy has also been suffering from the traditional treatments, due to the fact that the government spends an abundant of money on them, but with no evidence that prove any of those treatments work to diminish their symptoms.But with the tax money that could come with some of the substances, it could hopefully lower the debt the United States is in.

Fortunately, there have been minimal experimentation to establish a new and effective form of treatment , to replace the traditional treatments that are being utilized to treat war veterans PTSD. Some substances that are being conducted under research are the use of cannabis, or medical marijuana, and MDMA. Unfortunately, those substances are under the schedule one category, which means they are unable to be utilized for medical purposes. 

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