22HOPE is a 501c3 organization created to support programs and to fund research to help veterans afflicted by PTSD. The organization was inspired by the groundbreaking research designed by Dr. Sue Sisley. Since its founding 22HOPE has broadened its reach to support a variety of programs which help veterans with PTSD.
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Dr. Sisley has been authorized to perform the only research of this kind in an independent facility. She has Federal approval and some funding from the Colorado Health Department, but no facility. Initial 22Hope funds will be used to create a research center devoted to cannabis research for veterans in Dr. Sisley's
Buy a 22Hope dog tag or make a donation. All funds go to research and programs to help veterans suffering from PTSD.
The number 22 is a sad symbol based on figures released in 2013 by The Department of Veterans Affairs calculating that 22 US military veterans take their own lives each and every day. But that figure is only part of a much bigger story.
Dr. Sue Sisley never intended to become an advocate for marijuana. She had no experience with marijuana until she met veterans suffering from PTSD in her community medical practice. Many of these vets described marijuana as being the only substance that mitigated their PTSD symptoms. Many had been prescribed vast quantities of medications in VA hospitals, which left them dependent and incapacitated, while careful and regular doses of marijuana allowed them to function more normally without narcotics.