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Military veterans organizations press congress on medical cannabis research

Military veterans organizations press congress on medical cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 4, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

In recent weeks, U.S. Military veterans from a wide scope of backgrounds have been testifying hard before Congress to trigger a bout of research by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) into medical cannabis’ benefits. Representatives of numerous organizations appeared at a series of House and Senate V...

U.S. senators file legislation to legalize medical cannabis for Military Veterans

U.S. senators file legislation to legalize medical cannabis for Military Veterans

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 2, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Showcase

A bill to legalize medical cannabis for veterans has been filed by two Democratic U.S. senators. The Senate bill, named the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, would entitle physicians who operate within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue medical cannabis recommendations in ...

American Legion survey indicates 92 percent of veterans support medical cannabis research

American Legion survey indicates 92 percent of veterans support medical cannabis research

Sara Tiradossi

November 4, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

The American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization, is unanimous in its support for research on medical cannabis, according to a new survey released by the organization. Thursday’s findings involve more than 1,300 respondents and indicate an overwhelmingly major...

Update: American Legion commander asks VA Secretary to be directly involved in proper cannabis research

Update: American Legion commander asks VA Secretary to be directly involved in proper cannabis research

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 24, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

On Tuesday, the American Legion once again contacted the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support the research of medical cannabis as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The country’s largest veteran’s organization first reached out in March when it urged the VA to recomm...

Largest veterans organizations urges VA to recommend medical cannabis

Largest veterans organizations urges VA to recommend medical cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 26, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, Showcase

The American Legion adopted a resolution which urged the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to discuss and recommend medical cannabis in states where it is legal. The American Legion is one of the most influential organizations which supports the well-being of former service members. The organization...

VA study faces criticism from scientific community

VA study faces criticism from scientific community

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 24, 2017


Filed under Research

Recent studies from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) suggest cannabis is ineffective in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain, but members of the scientific community are saying these claims are bunk. Last week, the VA published two studies which suggested there ...

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