The Weed for Warriors Project Calls on Trump to Clarify his Remarks on PTSD

WASHINGTON — The national policy spokesman for the leading non-partisan veterans group advocating the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder today called on Donald Trump to clarify his comments that suggested veterans who suffer from PTSD are weak and can’t handle the pressure of everyday life.

“At the very least, Mr. Trump needs to correct the record. We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt that he chose his words poorly, but without some clarity his remarks appear to be insensitive and without compassion. He needs to fix that,” said attorney Brandon L. Wyatt, national policy spokesman for the veterans group Weed for Warriors Project.

“Our goal is not only to curtail the over-prescribing of opiates by the Veterans Administration that contributes to an alarming suicide rate for the men and women who have worn the uniform of the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is also to wipe out the stigma attached to veterans who suffer from PTSD,” added Wyatt, a decorated disabled Army veteran of the Iraq war.

“As spoken, Mr. Trump’s words only appear to promote the stigma for veterans who suffer from PTSD. We’re not yet asking for an apology, but he does need to clear the air and let us know what he really believes to be the truth on an issue that we think is a matter of life or death,” Wyatt said.

Weed for Warriors Project is a national veterans organization that provides veterans with medical marijuana information, a trusted place for fellowship with other veterans and safe access to free medicine with proof of service/ current medical recommendation.

Here is a link to an article reporting on Mr. Trumps’ controversial comments.

For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
Contact: Brandon L. Wyatt, National Policy Spokesman, Weed for Warriors Project.
bwyatt@wfwproject.org (202) 390–4929


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