I went to the Veteran Affairs Hospital the other day for my bi-monthly therapy session to talk about my issues and to see how the medication is working. They ignored the fact that I want to start weening off the prescription cocktail they have me on. The stuff knocks me on my face for 5 hours at least, so I have to try to sleep when I can. I work nights and I’m lucky to get 4 hours of straight sleep anyways. So you can see my concerns. It’s like I’m a shell of myself, I’m there but at the same time I’m not. Does the medication make me more passive and less likely to jump down your throat? Sure, sometimes. Doesn’t always work, but you know what does…. marijuana! I never want to fight when I smoke, I want to listen. I want to enjoy the time I spend with kids, I want to have fun! It’s up lifting. My wife wants me to be my old self. She knew me before the military and went through some of the hardships of being deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
So why am I rambling?
I discussed with my doctor the VA’s true stance on medical marijuana for PTSD. Recently the federal government lifted the gag order on VA doctors that operate in states that have legal medical marijuana programs. My doctor’s response was interesting. They admit that there is brain mapping suggestions that indicate marijuana helps target the areas of the brain that are triggered in PTSD patients. However, they say that the long term benefits of marijuana are not there. Let me clarify. If the person stops ingesting marijuana for 4 weeks and is scanned again the targeted areas are no longer assisted, but on the cocktail those area remain unchanged. So I asked if it could be due to the bodies ability to process the medication? I mean if I smoke weed, I’m probably not going to have a clean urinalysis in 30 days, but I would in 35. No response. Where is the research going and what are they trying to prove? She tried to tell me if I take enough of these meds they have me on, they could permanently change my brain activity. Hmmm. Is that really what I want? Who said that’s what I want! I don’t want to me a mushball for the rest of my life.
So as I was medicating this morning, I was thinking how can the VA really admit that marijuana works? The federal government still has it scheduled as a level 1 drug. How can they justify the war on drugs, specifically marijuana related crimes when they have evidence that it works? How can they flip flop and become the largest grower or buyer of medical grade marijuana? If they admit that it works, they would be responsible to prescribe it!
Needless to say, my doctor will not be certifying me for my next card, but I will be getting it!
Smokin’ on that AGL trifecta!
AGL Hybridol E 20 aka San Fernando Valley X Pakistani Chitral Kush topped with AGL Sativarin A 62 Hash and AGL Indicol F 86 Shatter to finish off.