Veterans Push For A Federal Study Of Hemp In Hopes Of Stemming Opioid Prescriptions At VA Facilities

Veterans Christine Clayburg, Veronica Wayne and Warfighter Hemp founder Steve Danyluk prepare to meet with members of the Cannabis Caucus and House Committee on Veterans Affairs to discuss urging the VA to study CBD derived from industrial hemp as a treatment option for Veterans in light of the opioid crisis. (PRNewsfoto/Warfighter Hemp)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A group of United States Armed Forces Veterans descended on the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, April 17 to meet with members of the Cannabis Caucus and the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Their request is an urgent call for change in medical treatment options for Veterans: stop the dependency on opioids and compel Read the full article…

Survey: More Than One In Five Military Vets Uses Cannabis Medicinally

Survey: More Than One In Five Military Vets Uses Cannabis Medicinally

INDIANA:  More than one in five military veterans engage in the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes, according to nationwide survey data conducted on behalf of The American Legion. The Legion is the largest veterans’ advocacy organization in the United States. Twenty-two percent of respondents said they “use cannabis to treat a mental or physical condition.” Thirty-nine percent affirmed they Read the full article…

Lawmakers Demand The VA Study Medical Marijuana

Minnesota Democrat Tim Walz, along with nine other Democrat members of the Committee, authored an October 26, 2017 letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Members of the US House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs are demanding that the Department of Veterans Affairs facilitate protocols to assess the efficacy of medical cannabis in veterans suffering from chronic pain conditions and post-traumatic stress. Minnesota Democrat Tim Walz, along with nine other Democrat members of the Committee, authored an October 26, 2017 letter to VA Secretary Read the full article…

Nonprofit Gives Free Marijuana To Oregon Veterans

'Grow for Vets'

OREGON: National nonprofit organization ‘Grow for Vets’ is raising money and support for veterans suffering from PTSD and other medical conditions, as well as handing out free marijuana. The organization hosted a free cannabis giveaway and rally at Refuge PDX in Portland on Saturday. Both Veterans and non-veterans received gift bags containing information about Grow for Read the full article…

Was Big Pharma Behind Colorado’s Rejection Of Medical Marijuana For PTSD?

Last week the Colorado Board of Health again rejected adding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to the list of conditions for which medical marijuana can be prescribed.

COLORADO:  Washington’s voters legalized recreational marijuana the same day that Colorado’s did, but so far that state has been far behind Colorado in creating the infrastructure for the new industry. Far behind in most ways, that is: Last week the Colorado Board of Health again rejected adding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to the list of conditions for which 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…

Alaska Trim 4 Vets Seeks To Help Veterans Access Medical Marijuana

police groups and Hickenlooper, a Democrat, have called on lawmakers to curb the practice of assisting other recreational pot users.

ALASKA:  Medical marijuana can help military veterans in many ways. A lot of veterans suffer aches and pains related to their service, and they deserve to use medical marijuana if they want to. Medical marijuana can also help with PTSD, which is something that many veterans deal with on a daily basis. It’s often hard Read the full article…

North Carolina Legislator Introduces Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana

The main groups representing Canadian doctors have declared they will not participate in Health Canada's upcoming anti-drug campaign targeting young people.

NORTH CAROLINA: A local lawmaker filed a bill to allow the use of medical marijuana.Rep. Kelly Alexander (D-Mecklenburg) is behind the legislation.“Cannabis is a substance that does have medical applications that are provable,” Alexander said.Alexander said hearing about people who struggle with chronic pain, specifically veterans, is a big reason for his push. He also said the Read the full article…

Maine PTSD Sufferers Qualify For Medical Marijuana

Under the law that went into effect Wednesday, PTSD joins cancer, glaucoma, hepatitis C and others on the list of conditions patients must have to qualify for medical marijuana use in Maine.

MAINE: A new state law allowing veterans and others suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to be prescribed medical marijuana will help them live a normal life, advocates and veterans say.