Veterans urge Congress, VA to catch up on expanding access to medical marijuana
from CBS News
When he was deployed to Iraq in 2005, Army Sgt. E-5 Steven Acheson was assigned to the security detail of a high-ranking officer, driving a Humvee over IED-infested roads on more than 400 missions, as the violent insurgency tore the country apart. During his deployment, he suffered an accident that left him with a herniated disc. He had also begun experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. His back injury went untreated, eventually requiring two surgeries. His doctors prescribed pain medication to help with his recovery.
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