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VA Says It Won't Study Medical Marijuana's Effect on Veterans

VA Says It Won’t Study Medical Marijuana’s Effect on Veterans

VA Says It Won’t Study Medical Marijuana’s Effect on Veterans

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.

This Is Why PTSD Cannabis Research Needs the VA Secretary's Help Right Now

This Is Why PTSD Cannabis Research Needs the VA Secretary’s Help Right Now

On Aug. 6, 2017, Sue Sisley, M.D., sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin to request that he stop a Phoenix hospital’s obstruction of the first clinical trial to study the effects of medical cannabis in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans.

Rep. Correa Sends Secretary Shulkin Letter on Veteran Use of Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Rep. Lou Correa sent Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin a letter asking for clarification of the Department’s policy on medical marijuana usage in states where it is legally prescribed.

Veterans Affairs 'Interested in Looking at' Medical Marijuana for Veterans

Veterans Affairs ‘Interested in Looking at’ Medical Marijuana for Veterans

During a press briefing on May 31, 2017, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin fielded a reporter’s question regarding medical marijuana for veterans.

Battle Born State: Reno Medical Marijuana Event Helps Veterans

Battle Born State: Reno Medical Marijuana Event Helps Veterans

On May 27, 2017, the Canna Community Connection brought together stakeholders for a Reno medical marijuana event to give back to veterans in Nevada by offering them access to free physician evaluations and medical marijuana cards.

In Minnesota, Disagreement Over Medical Marijuana for PTSD

In Minnesota, Disagreement Over Medical Marijuana for PTSD

In Minnesota, medicinal cannabis companies and the state’s health commissioner disagree with the state Veterans Affairs regarding the use of medical marijuana for PTSD. The controversy centers around the commissioner’s decision to include PTSD among the conditions that qualify for medical marijuana, while Veterans Affairs prohibits its use.

Congress Kills Veterans Equal Access Amendment

Congress Kills Veterans Equal Access Amendment

On Sept. 28, 2016, the United States Congress passed a stop-gap funding bill to keep the federal government operating through December; however, conspicuously absent from the bill was the Veterans Equal Access Amendment, a measure that would allow doctors with Veterans Affairs to recommend medical marijuana to veterans.

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House Votes to Allow V.A. Doctors to Recommend Medical Marijuana for Veteran Patients

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The U.S. House voted this morning in favor of a measure that would allow Veterans Administration doctors to recommend medical marijuana for their patients in states where medical marijuana is legal.

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Senate Approves Bill to Allow Veterans Access to Medical Marijuana

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, the Senate passed the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill, which includes a critical provision for veterans interested in having legal access to medical marijuana treatment options.

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Veterans Turning to Cannabis to Treat PTSD

Many veterans are increasingly turning to cannabis for help to treat their Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. While studies are still being conducted on the effects that cannabis has on people with PTSD, there is overwhelming anecdotal evidence showing a positive relationship.


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