Is Medical Marijuana the Solution to the Veteran Opioid Crisis?

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When United States Marine Corps Sergeant Brett D’Alessandro returned from a deployment to Afghanistan in 2013, something was wrong. His behavior was erratic and self-destructive. The growing storm in his mind landed him in the hospital after an acute mental health episode. Sedated and tied to a gurney, D’Alessandro reflected: “I’m like, ‘I was going to college, I was sergeant in the Marines, I was not this. You would call this a crazy person.'”

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