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.
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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.
During a press briefing on May 31, 2017, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin fielded a reporter’s question regarding medical marijuana for veterans.
One of the largest veteran services organizations in the United States is making a push to change marijuana’s status as a Schedule I substance.
The American Legion, an organization of 2 million U.S. military veterans, recently passed a resolution calling on the Drug Enforcement Agency to support medical marijuana. The resolution was passed during the American Legion’s National Convention, which ran Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2016, in Cincinatti, Ohio.