Congress Should Lift the Ban on Medical Cannabis Access for Military Veterans

Generic 12 November 2019 | 0 Comments

Americans in 33 states and the District of Columbia have legal access to medical marijuana under a doctor’s authorization. But this same access is often lacking for many military veterans. That is because the current policy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs explicitly prohibits V.A. physicians “from completing forms or registering veterans for participation […]

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Cannabis may hold promise to treat PTSD but evidence lags behind use

Did you know that? 3 September 2019 | 0 Comments

As growing numbers of people are using cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study reports that prescriptions are not backed up by adequate evidence.

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House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee To Hear Three Cannabis Bills

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On April 30, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing for multiple pieces of legislation, including the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act, the Veterans Equal Access Act and the Veterans Cannabis Use for Safe Healing Act. In the last Congress, the previous iteration of the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act was passed […]

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Bipartisan Bill To Protect Employment Rights

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The Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act (HR 1687) is bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Don Young (R-AK) to explicitly bar federal agencies from discriminating against workers solely because of their status as a cannabis consumer, or due to testing positive for marijuana use on a workplace drug […]

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Survey: Three Of Four Military Veterans Would Consider Using Medical Cannabis

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Seventy-five percent of military veterans say that they would consider using either “cannabis or cannabinoid products as a treatment option,†according to member survey data compiled by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). The organization represents over 400,000 veterans nationwide. Under existing federal regulations, physicians affiliated with the Department of Veteran Affairs […]

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