On Friday, Westword interviewed We Grow Colorado's Drew Milburn regarding the Springs' potential ban on medical marijuana centers, and the plant's overall effect on PTSD, something he's seen in others first-hand.
As for Milburn, he's blessedly free of PTSD symptoms despite having served as a marine from 1980 to 1992. Combat opportunities were relatively few during this period with the exception of the first gulf war, when Milburn worked as a recruiter. However, he was stationed in Beirut in 1983, when an attack on barracks resulted in the deaths of 299 American and French troops. He wasn't in the barracks at the time, and he credits proper counseling with helping him process the fallout from this tragedy.