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Sgt. Ryan Begin

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Sgt. Ryan Begin

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Sgt. Ryan Begin shares his story of a long road to recovery, battling prescription pill addictions after losing his elbow in an IED attack. Now he uses medicinal marijuana to manage his chronic pain and PTSD.

"Dr. Sulak and medical marijuana saved my son's life," Anna says.

Ryan can openly use cannabis to alleviate his pain and post-traumatic stress because Maine is one of 23 states that has legalized medical marijuana - part of a dramatic change in national attitudes that is fraught with legal and regulatory conflicts, controversy about marijuana's medical viability, and a Catch-22 that has all but prohibited research into the potential healing properties of marijuana. - See more at: legion.org/magazine