Medical marijuana may have a host of advantages over other treatments for traumatized vets, but the VA won't even study its efficacy.
Excerpt from AlterNet:
“Me and the rest of my veterans' group talk about it all the time," he says. "Most of them also medicate with marijuana. If you asked any of us what, out of everything, was most effective in PTSD treatment, we would tell you marijuana." But the VA is a federal agency, so even in the 13 states where doctors are at liberty to suggest that patients try marijuana, they are prohibited from dispensing it.”