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Ron Francis, pot-smoking Mountie who suffered from PTSD, found dead
    #20671379 - 10/07/14 04:06 PM (6 years, 6 months ago)

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/06/ron-francis-pot-smoking-mountie-who-suffered-from-ptsd-found-dead/

::Some very disrespectful headlines on this one. Shameful.

Cpl. Ron Francis, the New Brunswick Mountie who garnered national attention for smoking medical marijuana while in uniform, has been found dead of an apparent suicide.

The news was announced Monday night by the group Families of the RCMP for PTSD Awareness.

“We write this note with a very heavy heart, we have lost another RCMP member, Cpl. Ron Francis who lost his battle with PTSD, today Monday Oct 6th, 2014,” wrote the group in a Monday night post.

Last November, Cpl. Francis became known across Canada after he appeared on CBC smoking marijuana while dressed in his RCMP red serge dress uniform.

A 21-year veteran of the force, Cpl. Francis had been legally prescribed medical marijuana to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder, and said he made the appearance as a protest of the RCMP’s PTSD policy.

“I’m trying to draw attention to the fact that the RCMP fails to have a program in place for proper [PTSD] screening for their members and proper information for their families,” he told the National Post at the time.

“People are dying, they’re committing suicide because there’s no proper backup,” he added.

A witness to several murder scenes and fatal automobile collisions, Cpl. Francis said a major factor behind his PTSD diagnosis came in 2012 when authorities broke up a plot to kill him.


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Re: Ron Francis, pot-smoking Mountie who suffered from PTSD, found dead [Re: Dickhead] * 1
    #20671519 - 10/07/14 04:40 PM (6 years, 6 months ago)

This seems like an example- a very unfortunate example, but an example nonetheless- of why MDMA therapy should be at the top of the list of viable options available to people with post-traumatic stress. Cannabis, while it can be very introspective and very soothing, is more or less a band-aid. MDMA, with it's empathogenic and stimulant properties allows a patient to revisit the root of the stress in a state of full understanding while looking at the trauma from a different perspective without being re-traumatized by it. Unfortunately, the drug war and the stigma associated with drugs continue to claim the lives of people who want so desperately to feel some kind of relief that suicide is the only alternative they see possible.


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Re: Ron Francis, pot-smoking Mountie who suffered from PTSD, found dead [Re: Camwritesgonzo]
    #20674559 - 10/08/14 11:49 AM (6 years, 6 months ago)

Poor guy.  If anything, this is a good reminder that law enforcement needs love too.


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    #20675585 - 10/08/14 04:05 PM (6 years, 6 months ago)

I love the idea of law and law enforcement.

If it weren't for drug laws, I would seriously consider it as a career.  Help those in need, dispatch the truly evil.  Let's face it...  You need to stop certain people.  Rapists, murderers, child exploiters and abusers; FOR SURE. 

This poor guy was just a mess.  I wish more cops were as human.  It was a bad idea to openly smoke weed while in uniform.  I would have been a bit more careful being him.  Was not time to openly do that.  I am curious the details of his death.


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    #20677816 - 10/09/14 12:24 AM (6 years, 6 months ago)

A Hero has fallen


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    #20683194 - 10/10/14 10:38 AM (6 years, 6 months ago)

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