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The U.S. military is doing a much better job of saving lives on the battlefield and providing the care that allows more soldiers to survive. When those fighting men and women return home, they often have difficulty in finding the services that allow for a more complete recovery and reintegration into society. WEMU's David Fair talked to two gentleman who have made it their mission to provide such care. They represent different organizations but with like-minded goals. John Cornack is the President and CEO of the Ann Arbor-based Eisenhower Center and Dave Woodruff is Chairman of the Board of the national Bob Woodruff Foundation. 


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June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month.  The VA Hospital in Ann Arbor is offering help to those in need. 

 


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The US Department of Veterans Affairs says Michigan vets will not lose their federal benefits if they legally use medical marijuana. The VA's statement is a response to the state's decision to add post-traumatic stress disorder to its medical marijuana program.

Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Director Steve Arwood approved the change a couple weeks ago. But he urged veterans to consult with a VA representative first. He said it was unclear whether using medical marijuana would put their federal benefits at risk.

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PTSD patients now able to get medical marijuana card in Michigan
By Jake Neher

Michiganders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can now get a card to use medical marijuana.

The state's Director of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Steve Arwood, gave final approval to add PTSD to the state's medical marijuana program about a week after it was recommended by a state review panel.

Dakota Serna served in the Marines during the Iraq War. He says memories of seeing friends and children killed left him suicidal after he came home. Serna says the only thing that has helped him get his life back on track is using marijuana.