#PTSDAWARENESSMONTH

Is cannabis a viable solution?

One in 115 Americans die everyday from overdose to opioids.


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The CannXperience Tour is designed to support patient outreach to increase opportunities for addiction/overdose patients throughout the state of Florida to participate and receive hands-on education and recovery services. A number of different physicians and health agencies will be present to report on recent trends and success stories on the use medical marijuana for alternative treatment.

Tracking addiction for prevention with new cannabis science

A study conducted between 1999-2010 to determine the association between the presence of state medical cannabis laws and opioid analgesic overdose mortality resulted in States with medical cannabis laws had a 24.8% lower mean annual opioid overdose mortality rate compared with states without medical cannabis laws.

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Staying relevant with this Month's anthem #PTSDAwareness Dr. Terel Newton will offer key insight into cannabis for alternative treatment. He is currently developing a clinical study, "We have a lot to overcome in terms of education and stigma around the use of cannabis", says Dr. Newton in a recent interview.

MORNING PANEL - 10:30AM

TOPIC: A recent report from Tallahassee indicates Florida lawmakers accepted more than $1 million from opioid manufacturers and distributors over the past two decades, according to an investigation by The Miami Herald. The discovery comes as the state sues the same nine companies for their role in the opioid crisis. Meanwhile, more Louisiana residents with chronic pain and suffering after a debate on the expansion proposals, supporters said marijuana could help veterans suffering from PTSD and others with severe medical conditions, rather than steering them to addictive opioids. They said people have moved out of state to gain access to medical cannabis. Is Florida prepared for the throttle in #cannabistourism on the horizon?


AFTERNOON PANEL - 2:00PM

THE TOPIC: Women are the fastest growing community of military veterans. As veterans, they are subject to the same challenges as their male counterparts: PTSD, MST, high divorce rate, health issues and even homelessness. But the challenges for women goes beyond that. Often childcare, domestic violence, gender discrimination and other issues, push their needs beyond the normal transition challenges. Only in recent years have the VA placed more emphasis on the unique needs of women who served. Only in recent years, have community agencies begin to look at services provided to this demographics. Women veterans are no longer accepting the label "Invisible veterans".

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