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

Generic 1 February 2019 | 0 Comments

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

Generic 13 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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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Congressional Leadership Strips Provisions Facilitating Medical Marijuana Access For Veterans

Generic 11 September 2018 | 0 Comments

Lawmakers have removed language from pending federal legislation that sought to facilitate veterans’ access to medical cannabis in jurisdictions that regulate it. The decision to strip out the Veterans Equal Access Amendment flies in the face of the horrific medical realities that our nation’s heroes who are desperate to mitigate. This move thwarts the will […]

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced To Facilitate Medical Cannabis Trials For Veterans

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United States Rep. Timothy Waltz (D-MN), along with over 30 bipartisan co-sponsors, has introduced legislation, HR 5520: The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018, to facilitate federally-sponsored clinical research into the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis among veterans. The legislation states: “In carrying out the responsibilities of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, … […]

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