Officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have come out against a series of bills that are designed to protect VA benefits for veterans who use marijuana. While the Trump administration representatives present said the department opposes the bills, support was widespread among witnesses and subcommittee members, at least for some of the […]

Many conservative states are finally coming around to medical cannabis because veterans have started demanding change. In 2018, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Utah all passed laws legalizing medical use of the drug. In 2017, West Virginia voted in favor. All four states have Republican governors and voted overwhelmingly for President Trump in 2016. Servicemembers often come […]

Two Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate that would allow doctors with the Department of Veterans Affairs to prescribe medical marijuana for their patients. Bill Nelson of Florida and Sen. Bill Schatz from Hawaii introduced the measure, the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, on Wednesday. If passed, the act will […]

A new group in Colorado called operation Grow4Vets ¬†plans on providing cannabis to U.S. military vets as an alternative to using narcotics to treat physical or mental illness sustained during military service at no cost. The group intends to give away free marijuana, cannabis-infused oils and tinctures, as well as marijuana plant growing equipment, to […]

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A University of Arizona researcher gets the green light from the Obama administration to research the effects of marijuana on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.¬† Federal approval of cannabis research centers that conduct clinical trials for medical purposes is not common. Scientists say more research like this is crucial for marijuana’s chances of federal approval […]