The Cannabis Catch-22: What more must be done to get veterans the cannabis access they need?

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“And people ask why we have 22 veterans dying by suicide every single day.”

Green Beret veteran Adam Smith almost became part of those 22 in early January 2016. Suffering from post-traumatic stress, Smith consumed all the alcohol in his home, wrote a letter to his loved ones, put a gun in his mouth — and woke up hours later to find he had miraculously passed out before pulling the trigger. 

Today, he has found methods of mitigating the symptoms of his PTS — namely, marijuana.&