VA Policy On Medical Marijuana And Veterans

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 The VA Medical Cannabis Act of 2018 is not yet the law of the land. So what is the official VA policy on veterans using cannabis? DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: As more states consider authorizing the medical use of marijuana, there has been a growing number of voices among the veteran community urging the Department of Veterans Read the full article…

Enough With This Silly War On Marijuana

Five PTSD patients from Colorado are suing the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment and the Colorado Board of Health for rejecting PTSD as a qualifying condition to use medical marijuana.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Before he tried marijuana, he thought of trying suicide. Heavy drinking hadn’t helped. Nor had various pills prescribed by Veterans Affairs doctors. He was still angry, still depressed, still could not sleep. But he found that marijuana helped. It took the anger and depression away. It took the sleeplessness away. Most of Read the full article…

Marijuana For Trauma Inc. Opens GTA Office For Veterans

Marijuana for Trauma Inc., an organization that specializes in helping veterans get medical marijuana, just opened a new facility in Markham, Ont.

CANADA:  Former soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress in Ontario may soon be able to access medical marijuana with ease. Marijuana for Trauma Inc., an organization that specializes in helping veterans get medical marijuana, just opened a new facility in Markham, Ont. The organization’s founders, who have opened operations in several other provinces, say there are already 40 veterans Read the full article…

Congress Should End Medical Marijuana Gag Order On V.A. Doctors

Doctors seek alternatives to opioids

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  As soon as this afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which sets the budget for the Veterans Administration (V.A.). Representatives Blumenauer (D-OR), Heck (R-NV), Gibbard (D-HI), Reed (R-NY), Lee (D-CA), Rohrabacher (R-CA), and Titus (D-NV) will be re-introducing the Veterans Read the full article…

More Veterans Press VA To Recognize Medical Marijuana As Treatment Option

The swelling chorus of veterans who want to take advantage of marijuana but can’t reflects the growing disconnect between more tolerant state policies and the federal government’s unwillingness to budge.

ILLINOIS:  Every morning, former Air Force senior airman Amy Rising makes breakfast for her second-grader, drives him to school and returns home to prepare what she calls her medicine. She suffers from severe anxiety after four years working in the frenetic global command center at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, coordinating bombings and other Read the full article…

2nd Round Of Illinois Marijuana Patients To Apply

This Saturday the Department of Public Health begins accepting applications from medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z.

ILLINOIS:  Aspiring medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z can soon apply to the Illinois Department of Public Health for a registry card. The department begins accepting applications from that group starting Saturday. Illinois has been processing paperwork from thousands of applicants whose last names begin with A through L. Others Read the full article…