I never wanted to join the military, however I didn’t have a lot of choices for the future, my Dad and our dad never graduated from middle school or university, and I grew up in a small farming community.A few of our friends and I decided to go to the recruiter together, I ended up joining the Navy and I spent 8 years in the corp. My neighbor Bryan joined the Navy too, and all of us got stationed together at the same site. It was great to have a friend, because it was certainly frightening back then. I spent more than three years off the coast on a tiny naval ship! The people I was with and I were sent serving to argue a war and the fighting left me with PTSD, then after I left the Navy, I still continued to have flashbacks, anxiety, and stress, then luckily, I live in a state where marijuana is legal for recreational and medicinal purposes. I didn’t even need to talk to a doctor about our diagnosis, however I decided it was the best course of action. I didn’t assume if the marijuana would come along and mingle with some of the other drugs that I take properly for our heartburn and high blood pressure. The doctor thought marijuana was a great idea to treat PTSD, so she sent me to a specialty clinic. I talked to a doctor about marijuana as a treatment option. The doctor agreed to prescribe marijuana so I would be able to save money on taxes. Medical patients do not have to pay sales tax on weed. I have been properly using marijuana for the past 6 months and it has had a positive impact on our life. I sleep better and wake up refreshed. I’m also getting along with our coworkers much better.