Yvona Rodriguez served in the US Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan. But despite his service and status as a legal permanent resident, he still faced deportation. That’s because Yvona uses marijuana to treat his PTSD, a condition caused by the traumas of war. Taking antidepressants and other medications failed to help Yvona, even made his condition worse. But smoking pot is a life-saving measure that helps him sleep and eases the guilt he feels after surviving Afghanistan.

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