News that another veteran took his own life at the Phoenix VA last Friday, October 20th underscores the urgent need for policy
News that another veteran took his own life at the Phoenix VA last Friday, October 20th underscores the urgent need for policy to allow veterans unrestricted access to medical marijuana, as a safe, effective alternative to treat PTSD, without losing their VA benefits or military commissions. This rally aims to bring national attention to protect 22 Lives on 11/11 with speakers, resources and a Moment of silence at 12:22. Veterans groups will be on hand to provide resources and information to fellow veterans and attendees.
Rally begins on the NW corner of 3rd St. and Indian School, on the grassy area of Steele Indian School Park, in Phoenix; March proceeds to the V.A. Building on 7th St. and Indian School
■ Raise awareness on the V.A. policy on Medical Marijuana
■ Object to “Conventional Treatment First” protocols – include opiates and other dangerous drugs
■ Raise awareness about the V.A. obstructing efforts to conduct scientific studies on cannabis and PTSD
■ Raise awareness about urgency of medical marijuana access
■ Educate the public about statistics: 22 suicides a day on average
■ Shine a media spotlight on cannabis as a safe, effective treatment solution
If you are a Veteran and having suicidal thoughts, please contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255. This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Learn more: Rally & March for Veterans
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Steele Indian School Park
300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012