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Dec-22-2012 12:06printcomments

PTSD, Marijuana and Amateur Experts

One Million Combat Veterans say it works.

PTSD, Marijuana
Courtesy: thcfinder.com

(PORTLAND, OR) - First of all, marijuana is medicine and has been used since medicine at least since Biblical times. Further, despite bleeting by anti-marijuana government employees, it has never harmed anybody. Fallacious comments to the contrary. It never killed anybody either, which can not be said for almost all medicines in use.

I concentrate and advocate for marijuana because as a physician/pharmacologist, I know that it works very well for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) but for the terror of combat which is the predecessor for PTSD. Non-combat persons will get PTSD also but combat in battle is the most common cause.

Charlie Rose had a special program about PTSD Dec. 17 2012, at which time he had a psychiatrist, a Dr. Kandell, who really did have a concept of the brain and soul destruction caused by combat PTSD, he also had an retired Lt. Col. of Infantry, John Brown (I think) who ended up with PTSD. It didn't happen when he was a lite colonel, he was obviously at the front lines someplace.

There were about four academic researchers working on PTSD in rats (They get it also) by torturing them with electric shocks much like Pavlov's dogs. The academics were discussing the end of endocrine and metabolic changes in the rats but also threw into the discussion, behavioral modification therapy, virtual reality therapy, anti-depressant drug therapy and adrenaline-blocking therapy for PTSD, none of which work for the moderate to severe battle-caused PTSD.

For the psychological one-on-one therapy asking the Veteran, "What was your worst experience" was most likely to bring about an immediate total psychologic breakdown and the end of that kind of therapy.

The use of anti-depressant drugs has mostly been a failure with the drug companies charged with medical fraud. The use of the anti-adrenaline drug Propanalol has also been a failure. It has been used to treat "stage fright" for singers and actors but stage fright has nothing to do with the terror of a mortar barrage, artillery barrages, mine fields and rifle fire. Adrenaline is secreted by the body for the "fight or flight" response to battle terror. Without that we infantrymen would not survive.

I was astonished about the colonel's therapy. It was with psychologists that cost he said, $100,000.

An added note to this: I had about 1000 PTSD/Combat Veterans successfully treated with marijuana at maybe $10 per day and in New Mexico, 50% of their marijuana patients are being treated successfully for PTSD.

20 MILLION PATIENTS USE MARIJUANA.
WHAT'S THE BEEF!

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Dr. Phillip Leveque

Dr. Phillip Leveque has degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and minors in physiology and biochemistry. He was a Professor of Pharmacology, employed by the University of London for 2 years, during which time he trained the first doctors in Tanzania. After training doctors, he became an Osteopathic Physician, as well as a Forensic Toxicologist.

Before any of that, Phil Leveque was a Combat Infantryman in the U.S. Army in WWII. He suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 60 years after the war, and specialized in treating Veterans with PTSD during his years as a doctor in Molalla, Oregon. Do you have a question, comment or story to share with Dr. Leveque?
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More information on the history of Dr. Leveque can be found in his book, General Patton's Dogface Soldier of WWII about his own experiences "from a foxhole". Order the book by mail by following this link: DOGFACE SOLDIER OF WWII If you are a World War II history buff, you don't want to miss it.

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Ken December 23, 2012 2:22 am (Pacific time)

There is another problem regarding "Latent PTSD" in Police work. This has been well documented in many Psych papers. I myself have been Dx by a police medical officer during (MD) after a debriefing from a shooting. After almost 30 years of Law Enforcement, it has taken it's toll. I now find myself between a rock and a hard place, in the area of Cannabis use. Trust me it works. I refer you to the work done by Dr. Fink out of Temple and his papers after 911 in this area of Latent PTSD. I have to break the law in Fl. Just so I don't have to use SandNRI's and Benzo's. I finally sleep at night without horrific dreams and no cold sweats. I now re-engage in social activities I was avoiding. I take approx. 2 drags TID and maybe one before bed. It work’s,,, PS I am now 62 yoa


Malcolm Kyle December 23, 2012 1:29 am (Pacific time)

Ryan Donaghy, Chairman of the Board Donaghy Sales, LLC Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

Ron Fowler, Immediate Past Chairman Liquid Investments, LLC Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

Tom Reyes, Vice Chairman Crest Beverage, LLC; Gate City Beverage Distributors-San Bernardino; Harbor Distributing, LLC-Anaheim, Gardena, Santa Ana Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

David “Duke” Reyes, Chief Financial Officer Crest Beverage, LLC; Gate City Beverage Distributors-San Bernardino; Harbor Distributing, LLC-Anaheim, Gardena, Santa Ana Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

Peter Heimark, Secretary Heimark Distributing Co. Triangle Distributing Co. Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

Terence Fox, NBWA CA Director M.E. Fox and Co. Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

Travis Markstein, NBWA CA Director Markstein Beverage Co. Sacramento; Markstein Beverage Co. San Marcos Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

Cherisse Alford, CBBD PAC Chair Alford Distributing, Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

Jeff Jordano, Management Committee Member Pacific Beverage Co. Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts

T.J. Louderback, Management Committee Member Anheuser-Busch In Bev Sales Inc. of Pomona and Antelope Valley, Alcoholic beverage distributer, steadily funds anti-marijuana efforts
etc. etc. etc.

http://1anonymouslegion.com/whoiskeepingcannabisillegal/

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