Study: Veterans Often Substitute Medical Cannabis for Alcohol, Prescription Drugs

Generic 11 June 2019 | 0 Comments

Military veterans who participate in a state’s medical marijuana access program frequently report substituting cannabis for alcohol and other controlled substances, according to data published in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. A team of investigators from Palo Alto University in California, Harvard University, and the Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia surveyed […]

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The Veterans Equal Access Act Reintroduced

Generic 15 March 2019 | 0 Comments

In the House, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), a founder and co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, has reintroduced H.R. 1647, the Veterans Equal Access Act, which expands medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans. Presently, V.A. doctors are forbidden from providing the paperwork necessary to complete a recommendation, thus forcing military veterans to seek the advice of a […]

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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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Grateful and Determined this Veterans Day

Generic 12 November 2018 | 0 Comments

This Veterans Day, you will likely read and hear many political leaders paying lip service to honor our nation’s veterans. But as they list out their policy prescriptions, one that directly impacts nearly one-in-four veterans will be suspiciously absent: Marijuana. Post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, and other medical issues can be a matter of life or […]

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Congressional Committee Approves Legislation To Facilitate Clinical Cannabis Research

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Members of the House Judiciary Committee voted today in favor of legislation (HR 5634: The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018) to facilitate federally-approved clinical trials assessing the efficacy of whole-plant cannabis. The vote marks the first time that lawmakers have ever decided in favor of easing existing federal restrictions which limit investigators ability to […]

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