(N.Morgan) After returning from a tour of duty in Iraq, Dakota Serna found himself struggling with PTSD and taking prescription pills for three years after leaving the service. Due to a botched hernia operation, doctors began prescribing painkillers along with his antidepressants, which led to ulcers in his stomach and intestines. With the prescription pills taking their toll on his body and mind, Serna abandoned the FDA-approved medications after a friend smoked a joint with him. Dakota stopped suffering from incessant nightmares and insomnia and Serna found that his anxiety had decreased, and his patience had returned. Instead of making him more hostile, cannabis offered Serna a peace of mind that the nauseating combination of pills never gave him.