The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, as veterans groups are pushing for the use of the drug as an alternative to opioids and anti-depressants.
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Doctors and pharmacists at the Veterans Affairs Department have been cleared to talk about the pluses and minuses of medical marijuana use with vets who ask about the drug.
As marijuana legalization sweeps the nation, it is becoming increasingly difficult for military recruiters to find recruits that have not used marijuana. In an effort to gain more recruits, the United States Army has begun to grant waivers for would-be soldiers that have used marijuana in the past.
A group of 10 U.S. House members is pushing the Trump administration to begin researching medical marijuana’s potential benefits for military veterans struggling to cope with war wounds.
“Complex Live” gets to know Artizen — a Seattle-based cannabis company that employs over a dozen military veterans — and its employees, many of whom have used the plant to treat PTSD.
In most countries, the authorities arrest anyone growing large quantities of cannabis. But in Italy, the army does something different: it grows the plant itself – for medical use.
On Jan. 10, 2017, the United States Air Force announced that it would relax its policy on barring recruits who have previously used marijuana from entering the service.
The service is no longer considering how long it has been since an airman used marijuana prior to service in a move to “standardize” the questions asked of potential recruits.
The Israeli army is planning to relax its disciplinary action for off-duty soldiers caught smoking marijuana. Israel’s military prosecutor wants to revise the drug policy to allow IDF soldiers to smoke marijuana up to five times.
The military is rethinking some of the restrictions that may be keeping modern recruits out of the ranks, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday.
A U.S. Marine veteran in Indiana has registered a nonprofit organization that will push for medical marijuana legalization in his state, according to an Aug. 22, 2016, article at Fox59.com. Jeff Staker started Hoosier Veterans for Medical Cannabis to convince Indiana lawmakers to make medical marijuana legal. “There needs to be an alternative,” he said.
For all the positive vibes surrounding cannabis, Nic Easley, CEO and founder of Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting, reminded an audience at the High Times Business Summit 2015 in Washington, D.C., that commercial marijuana growing is industrial agriculture.
U.S. Army soldiers reaching for the popular KIND brand energy bars for a snack better watch out, because certain bars have been banned by the military. They contain hemp seeds and very low levels of THC which might cause soldiers to fail drug tests.
While the board’s decision is not surprising, it is illogical considering the state’s progressive recreational marijuana program as well as the lax process to acquire a medical marijuana card.
As states create their own regulatory regimes regarding the legal manufacturing, distribution and possession of medical and recreational marijuana, there’s one area that is murky at best: security.
(Reuters) – Italy legalized marijuana for medical use last year, but the high cost of buying legal pot in a pharmacy meant few people signed up. Now, the government has found a solution: get the army to grow it.
Military veterans are increasingly able to turn legally to marijuana to treat pain and the symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome.