Army veteran calls for access to legal cannabis to help treat PTSD | ABC News

The horror of war doesn’t stop when soldiers return home, with many suffering mental health issues including post-traumatic stress disorder.

Over the past two decades there have been at least 400 suicides among Australian veterans.

Today, a veteran of two tours of Afghanistan is making an impassioned plea for government support to use medicinal cannabis to deal with PTSD.

David Hill has suffered since returning from war and has had to resort to an unlikely source to obtain the products he heeds.

Richard Willingham has this exclusive story.

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In This Story: Afghanistan

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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