Several military veterans gathered this week at the Texas State Capitol in Austin to launch a new campaign in attempts to convince lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and similar conditions.

Veterans such as Clif Deuvall of Waco, a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam, are pro-legalization due to it's medicinal properties.

"It can ease the symptoms of PTSD and TBI and relieve chronic pain associated with service-related injuries," said Deuvall.

Veterans who support legalization can participate in Operation Trapped by submitting an empty prescription bottle that will be filled by a toy soldier and presented at an event on Veterans Day 2016.

Supporters of medical marijuana are hopeful lawmakers will take more dramatic action when they convene next in January 2017.

[Via Chron]