Christopher Lengyel is an Army combat veteran who served in Afghanistan before retiring for medical reasons. Since then, he earned a degree in counseling from Grand Canyon University and embarked on a new career in business development with a focus in professional counseling. He has also worked in the wholesale industry and is skilled in Negotiation, Budgeting, Operations Management, Customer Service, and Strategic Planning. When, shortly after his retirement from the Army, he began struggling with the debilitating symptoms of PTSD, his V.A. doctors prescribed a cocktail of conventional pharmaceuticals, which not only failed to help him, they exacerbated his symptoms and caused damage to his digestive system. It wasn’t until he learned about the healing benefits of medical cannabis that he eventually found relief. His success with cannabis inspired him to launch Help Me PTSD, an advocacy that provides support for trauma survivors and creates innovative ways to fix the failing VA system and the overall mental health care crisis in America. He believes all combat veterans should have unrestricted access to medical cannabis without threat of prosecution or losing military benefits.