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Oregon Doctor Answers Reader's Questions on Medical Marijuana and PTSD (VIDEO)Bonnie King and Dr. Phil Leveque Salem-News.com
This is a special question and answer segment featuring Salem-News.com's Bonnie King and Dr. Phillip Leveque.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Dr. Phillip Leveque has treated over 4,000 patients throughout his career as a Physician, Pharmacologist and Toxicologist. Prior to that, he served in General Patton's Army in WWII as an infantry soldier fighting The Nazi's in Europe.
This intimate connection with the soldier's combat experience in war, led to Phil Leveque treating hundreds of veterans as an Osteopathic Doctor during his practice, many of whom suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Consequently, he became one of the world's most experienced physicians in dealing with this complex disorder.
He has known many veterans who use cannabis as a therapy for PTSD and he writes frequently about their high rate of success, and ability to stay off hard drugs and alcohol, both of which are killers. Marijuana has never led to a single death.
As the years passed, Dr. Leveque has become one of the most outspoken advocates for medical marijuana and he was instrumental in helping Oregon achieve its status as a legal medical cannabis state.
Medical Marijuana Victory
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court stated once and for all, that police and sheriff agencies in states where medical marijuana is legal, have no right attempting to enforce an out of date federal law that prohibits marijuana altogether.
Dr. Leveque has advocated for this for years, and it is a victory week for people who use cannabis as a safe and sane medicine to treat a variety of illnesses and diseases.
In this Salem-News.com video segment, Bonnie King shares a number of reader-generated questions with Dr. Leveque. One person asked if medical marijuana is helpful for people who suffer from epilepsy. Leveque says it is, and he also explains why medical marijuana is helpful for epileptics.
Another Salem-News.com viewer asked if cannabis can help skin conditions like scleroderma.
A former Marine who served in Lebanon during the Beirut crisis asks how medical marijuana might help him deal with PTSD and ongoing headaches.
Watch the video segment and don't hesitate to send your own questions to Dr. Phil Leveque. We will either send you a written reply, or answer the question during one of our upcoming video segments. You can also leave your question as a comment at the bottom of the story, and the doctor will post a reply in following comment.
Watch for more streaming video question and answer segments about medical marijuana with Bonnie King and Dr. Phil Leveque.
Click on this link for other articles and video segments about PTSD and medical marijuana on Salem-News.com: Dr. Leveque INTERVIEWS & ARTICLES
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