Pot Over Pills is a movement embraced by US veterans who want to bring awareness to the necessity of medical marijuana in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
A group of protesters camped out in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) because they want the agency to recognize that pot is a safer and more effective alternative to the plethora of anti-psychotic drugs that are prescribed to veterans to treat mental disorders.
At McPherson Square Park, veterans, supporters and medical marijuana advocates gathered, including:
• The Cannaball Run
• The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Some of the protesters marched from the park to the White House, smoking joints along the way. They dumped a large box of empty pill bottles onto the front lawn and called for President Obama to make medical marijuana accessible to veterans instead of dangerous pharmaceuticals.
With the protesters was