PTSD Sufferers are physically and emotionally “changed” from the trauma and/or abuse they suffered from, even if the trauma was from an isolated event such as a tornado, natural disaster, car wreck, etc. you get the picture. The point is, both physical changes to the brain have been proven scientifically and subsequent changes to the PTSD victim’s health and quality of life are affected in various ways on the spectrum of PTSD symptomatology.
These are real quotes that I have copied and pasted. I have left the people’s names off for anonymity.
We all know the hypocrisy of the government allowing cigarettes and alcohol to be taxed and regulated. Both of which have NO medical applications, yet Cannabis is kept a schedule 1 drug, along with Heroin and PCP. Cocaine is considered a schedule 2 drug. Xanax and Lortab are schedule 3 drugs. Schedule 1 drugs are considered to have NO medical benefit. 20 states have enacted medical marijuana laws and many more are working on medical marijuana laws right now…except KANSAS!
Please click and sign our petition to decriminalize a medicinal plant, cannabis and allow patients safe access to a medicine that has been used for more than 5000 years by humans.
Politicians argue that Cannabis is “so much stronger now”. Well, what about 190 proof Everclear…which is an alcoholic drink that…
My First Letter to Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook (R) Kansas:
Poll: Americans View Cannabis/Marijuana As Less Harmful To Health Than Tobacco, Alcohol, Or Sugar.
Americans believe that consuming cannabis poses less harm to health than does the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, or sugar, according to the findings of a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released today. With the rise of obesity and Diabetes in Kansas, I would have to agree that sugar kills more people per year! That is just statistical fact! Alcohol and Tobacco, well we really don’t need statistics but, Alcohol kills 88,000 Americans per year.
Marijuana, well in America, the only statistics that can be found are from a man killed smuggling tons of marijuana over the Mexico border. One of the bales of marijuana fell on him and killed him.
Respondents were asked which of the four substances they believed to be “most harmful to a person’s overall health.” Most respondents said tobacco (49 percent), followed by alcohol (24 percent) and sugar (15 percent).
Only eight percent of those surveyed said that they believed that marijuana was most harmful to health.
The poll possesses a margin of error of +/- 3.10 percent.
Commenting on the poll results, NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: “These results once again reaffirm that an overwhelming majority of the American public understands that any potential risks associated with the use or abuse of cannabis are relatively minor to those associated with many other legal and regulated substances. Criminalizing cannabis and those who consume it responsibly is a disproportionate public policy response to what is, at worst, a public health issue but not a criminal justice concern.”
I could go on and on. My family is in the same situation with a chronically ill child. I myself am a Desert Storm veteran and long time Kansas resident. I have been prescribed all kinds of drugs for diabetes and neuropathy, which have made me very sick, elevated my liver enzymes and caused me more side effects than they were worth. Please, reconsider your stance. Kansas cannot afford to lose more population. All of the states surrounding us are moving forward with medical marijuana laws. Kansas doesn’t have to be stuck in the 1930s. Kansas could be a leader instead of a follower.
My wife is a nurse practitioner. I am a registered nurse. There are only 3 pediatric GI doctors in Kansas. We are moving to Colorado in May, along with several other families that need an alternative to chemotherapy to treat my daughters disease and their own families ailments.
This may not affect you but it affects a lot of Kansans. I am ashamed of the reception Topeka gave the disabled vets and Kansans that showed up to support Senator David Haley. The security guards and even some of the politicians made fun of the people that showed up.
I fought for my state and my country. Do you fight for Kansans or your own agenda?
I have worked as a Director of Nursing in the top Nursing Home in Kansas. I lost that job after 4 years due to undiagnosed diabetes… a result of contaminated water from Camp Lejeune and my deployments. I sacrificed. I have lost jobs standing up for the little guy. Would you do the same? It seems politicians hammer the same issues year after year.
Abortion is very important, but what about my 7 year old taking dangerous chemotherapy for Crohn’s disease? 18,000 dollars a dose. There are double-blind placebo studies showing the efficacy. I know Kansas is not big in Science, which is a shame. Most of the politicians believe the world is 2000 years old. The fact is, Cannabis has been used for over 10,000 years if you believe in science and Carbon 14 dating.
Please reconsider. ALL the other states are making this a priority for the sick and dying. Have you ever held a dying person’s hand? I have held hundreds as a registered nurse. Many, without adequate pain relief because the opiates cause nausea or don’t work. If you give too much, it will kill the person. Cannabis works on the Human Bodies endocannabinoid system. It does not affect the center of the brain that controls vital organs. You cannot stop breathing from injesting it.
The science is there. Senator David Haley needs some help. Why do republicans and democrats fight eachother like children? It only hurts the people you are charged with supporting and protecting.
Please, reconsider your stance. Kansas has already been the laughing stock of the nation for several ridiculous bills you ALL have wasted money on, such as the LGBT discrimination bill. It’s hypocritical to say SB9 would cost too much money.
Thank you Senator,
Emery Myers, Corporal-ret. USMC 1990-1994 and disabled vet!
Final letter after I sent 2 more pleading for her to at least let the bill have a chance in the legislature:
Dear Senator Mary Pilcher Cook,
I guess my service as a Marine, defending your freedom doesn’t warrant a response. My service as a registered nurse in the state of Kansas doesn’t warrant a response. I guess you have made your mind up on SB9, despite 70% of Kansans support the bill.
Burying your head in the sand doesn’t change the fact that Kansans use this medicine. I will not email you again. I will email other “conservative” Senators that respond and act. I will also contact the White House. I recieve responses from them.
Politics and the care of the sick and dying are sad to say the least in Kansas. My family, along with many other families that have already moved, will be moving to Colorado this summer after my wife graduates top of her class with her masters degree as an advanced practice registered nurse.
Again, religion and your personal views should not influence your decision to allow SB9 a fair hearing. I run several successful blogs and am a member of at least 5 organizations that represent veterans and Marines. I will be sure to seek support from those organizations also.
I serve 8 years for my country and you cannot even respond to a legitimate email. My 7 year old daughter has severe Crohns, I am a disabled vet. I guess in your book that doesn’t count. I will continue to fight as any Marine would.
If you are a bible thumper, do you know Genesis? You might want to read that again.
Emery Myers, Corporal USMC-ret and nationally certified registered nurse.
I called her office and left a polite message weeks ago. No call back. I have sent her letters. No reply. This is government at its finest. The other Senators that replied want nothing to do with this bill. They use political terms and state it isn’t in their power or “no comment”. 70% of Kansans want medical marijuana. The government won’t listen to the people. This is a trend that is becoming more evident and more serious with all issues. We need to end this trend and quit electing these types of career politicians. Senatory Mary Pilcher Cook doesn’t even have education in health care. She was a publisher of software!
Please help me send this bible-thumping Senator a clear message. Please email her at:Mary.PilcherCook@senate.ks.govand let her know that her treatment of her constituents is not acceptable. Please. You can copy and paste my first letter if you like and send that to her.
Please also click Uncle Sam on this website to sign the petition for Cannabis reform. Give patients a choice! Give Americans a choice.
We all get asked “are you okay?” by loved ones or friends, and we give stock answers like “I’m fine” and “Don’t worry about me, I’m good.” Are these answers truthful? For some people they are. Other people…not so much. It’s just a self-defense mechanism that has been learned from a lack of an emotionally supportive childhood.
Adults that were abused as children often have feelings of worthlessness, low self-esteem and long periods of depression. Often these fellow human-beings are prescribed medications that become a necessity, because quitting them leaves you with terrible withdrawal symptoms, which are worse than being on the medication. These “medicines” leave you apathetic with an empty feeling deep inside of you, that seems as though it will never be filled with anything, but sadness, rage, hopelessness and a poor image of self.
Many people abused as children, suffer many medical conditions during adulthood. Many contemplate and even plan suicide, often, if not a good part of the day. Abused Adult Children (AAC) are NOT more likely to abuse their own children, that is just a cruel theory invented by some dipshit with a fancy degree hanging on his wall.
The truth you ask? Well, it is individual and different for everyone. Some people NEVER recover from the abuse. I know that AACs are more likely to have pain, especially in the gastrointestinal and pelvic areas. I know these individuals are prone to isolation and a total lack of self-esteem. Many times these individuals feel it is always their fault, no matter the situation. These adults, abused as children, always make apologies for their actions. Many have issues with intimacy and even sexual dysfunction over the abuse.
Men, especially, don’t usually tell about their abuse as a child, especially if it was sexual abuse. Men in the American culture always have been taught to be stoic…seldom do they speak of past abuse or they simply have blacked it out. Men feel it is something that shouldn’t be spoken of, or any emotion given to it… after all, that might be considered weakness, and in America, men shouldn’t be weak, right?
PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is very common in this classification of person. PTSD results in anxiety, panic attacks and long bouts of depression. Many give up trying to speak of it because it would indicate weakness in their eyes. PTSD is a sad condition. The hyper-startle response or lack of any startle response. PTSD sufferers may have flashbacks, obsessive thoughts and violent nightmares. These nightmares may include pieces of the abuse that occurred as a child. 22 veterans commit suicide EVERY day in America. Think about it, that’s almost 1 veteran, every hour, every day, every year!
If you feel you have depression, please seek medical help. If you feel you suffer from PTSD from past traumatic experiences, please seek help.
I am not selling anything or giving medical advice. I am a registered nurse and a veteran of Desert Storm, having served 8 years and honorably discharged. I know of a natural medicine that is so more effective at treating PTSD, anxiety and depression but the federal government and many states make it a crime to pursue a life of happiness. Please support all with PTSD, including our war heroes and sign my petition for the compassionate use of medicinal cannabis in treating these disorders. Just click the button below.
(NaturalNews) Lyme disease has been controversial for some years. Many medical practitioners misdiagnose it, while several think that it’s mental. With Lyme disease, there are so many symptoms, so many debilitating, agonizing manifestations, that it’s often misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, lupus or a mental issue.
Lyme disease is caused by a spirochetal bacteria of the Borrelia genus. Spirochetes are composed of about 40% DNA and have double-membrane envelopes that make them difficult to trace and kill. They’re apparently able to hide in deep tissue and change shapes to disguise their identities.
They’re somewhat similar to the bacteria behind syphilis, as Lyme disease affects the nervous system and brain also.
Going through the medical system with Lyme disease is like being a ball in an old fashioned pinball game machine. Being on antibiotics forever is risking serious adverse events or at least reducing one’s immunity to invite all sorts of other complications.
All this without a complete cure. But now there is considerable hope with cannabis.
Cannabis Lyme successes
There are two levels of handling Lyme with cannabis: managing symptoms well by smoking marijuana, or completely reversing the disease with cannabis oil. Not many are aware of cannabis oil pioneered by Rick Simpson a few years ago. Rick has said that most of the healing qualities of cannabis are lost in the smoke.
Alexis, diagnosed with late-stage Lyme disease, is an example of someone handling symptoms without pharmaceuticals by smoking marijuana. She was on antibiotics long enough for her gastrointestinal tract to be damaged and to be hospitalized with hemorrhagic colitis.
She was taken off antibiotics and put on several strong pain prescriptions that were barely effective while putting her into lower emotional states. Then she tried smoking marijuana.
That routine handled most of her nausea, enabled her to eat well enough to avoid wasting away, helped her sleep better and eased her pain while elevating her mood. She maintains that marijuana has been the best thing for her Lyme disease.
Alexis wrote, “In the hospital, I have needed to have morphine or lorazepam through an IV to accomplish what smoking two grams of cannabis does on the comfort of my couch, in a fraction of the time.”  But Alexis is looking for a long-term solution.
Some have discovered that solution using cannabis oil for Lyme disease. Cannabis oil is a highly concentrated substance that’s extracted and reduced from large amounts of cannabis with a good balance of THC and other cannabinoids.
It has become increasingly available in states that allow medical marijuana. But it’s also available “underground” if you search on the internet. This is the stuff that has been curing cancer lately.
Shelly White’s Lyme disease was so debilitating that she had endured at least 10 seizures daily for a year and a half. She began smoking marijuana from a pipe and then switched to inhaling it through a vaporizer. Just from that, her seizures had stopped. Then she decided to go to the next level of using cannabis oil.
After a month of the oil, she was able to return to work and school. At the time of writing her story, she was happy to announce that she could now move out and live on her own and enjoy a normal social life. 
An internet radio show called “High Noon” interviewed a couple of Lyme disease victims who had been using cannabis oil successfully, Pamela Baily and Lisa Sikes. Listen via the link at source .
“Lymies” should look into cannabis since it handles so many ailments associated with Lyme disease. 
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Todays politics are more like kindergarten class. Nothing really gets done and every kid has their own agenda. Temper Tantrums, name calling, fighting, bullying… It’s time for the adults, the working class and disabled, to make a change and show the politicians how adults operate!
I am a registered nurse, USMC veteran of Desert Storm and an insulin dependent diabetic with neuropathy, high blood pressure and PTSD. I am not ashamed of any of these health ailments. I embrace them. I am on 6 different medications, none of which, really work. The one…
I am writing with the hope that I can convince the CCFC to acknowledge Cannabis as an effective medication for the pain, nausea and loss of appetite associated with IBD. Based on the body of evidence I have collected with the help of my Professor, I am as certain as one could ever be that Cannabis is as safe and effective as the other medications recommended on the CCFC website.
Here’s something that will definitely make that $5 cup of coffee go down a little smoother: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced Wednesday that he will be donating $30 million to help our war veterans.
The donation will mostly go toward traumatic brain injury and PTSD research, he told CBS News.
“[D]epending on who you’re talking to, 20, 30, 40 percent of the two million people who have served are coming back with some kind of brain trauma or [PTSD]. So we’re going to fund the opportunity for significant research and for medical practitioners and science to understand the disease and, ultimately, hopefully, come up with some — a level of remedy.”
“The truth of the matter is, and I say this with respect, more often than not, the…
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