For Veteran’s Day, Leafly serves up a fascinating piece on weed and the Vietnam War.
“In the naval base, when I went to Vietnam, we started smoking weed—pot, at that time we smoked pot,” he said. “The reality was that it was able to prepare us for battle and all the unknown things. We were 18 and 19-year-old kids. The things that you’d see, you’ve never even seen before. It wasn’t like watching the news.”
After coming home, many continued to use it to treat what’s now called PTSD.