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Disabled veteran imprisoned in Alabama for medical marijuana possession is released
After serving almost 10 months in Alabama jails for felony possession of medical marijuana legally prescribed in his home state of Arizona, disabled Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient...
Lawmakers are moving to make it easier for veterans to use legal marijuana
A House committee took a step to make it easier for veterans in states with legal cannabis to use the drug, which some say helps them cope with chronic pain...
An indicted Ukrainian businessman was poised to partner with the VA on medical marijuana research
A company led by Andrey Kukushkin has been talking to the federal Department of Veterans Affairs about a five-year medical-marijuana research agreement to study treatment for cancers.
Florida lawmakers want to give veterans medical marijuana cards for free
With data continuing to roll in that underscores the health benefits of cannabis, two Florida legislators aren't waiting for clarity in the national policy debates and are sponsoring bills designed...
Former VA Secretary: ‘Now is the time’ to research medical marijuana
The former Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs thinks that the VA needs to start researching medical marijuana. Not in a bit. Not soon. Right goddamn now.
A disabled vet says he was denied a VA mortgage over his marijuana dispensary job
As a benefit of serving in the military, veterans have access to a low-rate mortgage with no money down. One disabled Massachusetts veteran was denied that benefit, though, due to...
A Florida congressman is pushing federal protections for vets who use marijuana
Staggered by the burgeoning numbers of veteran suicides, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube said on Wednesday he supports removing marijuana from its wrongly classified Schedule 1 status
Lawmakers To The VA: Time To Grow A Pair And Start Studying Medical Marijuana
The ranking Republican congressman responsible for veterans affairs has once again introduced legislation directing the Department of Veterans Affairs to research the potential applications of medical marijuana to treat issues...
New Legislation Would Allow The VA To Prescribe Medical Marijuana To Certain Vets
Legislation was filed Wednesday that could allow VA doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to veterans in states where it's allowed. … Continued
The VA May Soon Be Forced Into Medical Marijuana Research. Finally
When it comes to the subject of medical weed research, or even whether it’s okay for a vet and physician … Continued
VA Says It Will Not Study Effects Of Medical Marijuana On PTSD And Chronic Pain
The Department of Veterans Affairs will not conduct research into the effects of medical cannabis on post-traumatic stress disorder and … Continued
‘Get Ready To Fight’: Veterans Condemn Justice Department’s Rollback Of Obama-Era Marijuana Policy
Veterans who have advocated for greater access to medical marijuana are concerned about decreased access to the drug following Attorney … Continued
If You’re A Vet In California, Here’s How The New Marijuana Laws May Affect You
Well, it’s official, the sale and use of recreational marijuana is now legal in the Golden State. With the 2016 … Continued
VA Doctors Are Now Cleared To Talk About Medical Marijuana With Patients
There’s some good news for veterans in states with legal medical marijuana programs who rely on the sticky green herb … Continued
Medical Marijuana Users ‘Have 30 Days’ To Turn In Their Guns, Honolulu Police Say
The Honolulu Police Department is ordering legal cannabis patients to “voluntarily surrender” any guns they own because pot is still … Continued
Boston Man Claims His Appalling Rant About Vets With PTSD Was Actually A Joke
When droves of residents, business owners, and community members attended a Boston, Massachusetts Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Nov. 14, … Continued
Veterans Overwhelmingly Favor Medical Marijuana. When Will VA And Lawmakers Get On Board?
An overwhelming majority of U.S. military veterans and veteran caregivers support the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes, according to … Continued
Lawmakers To VA: Please Take Medical Marijuana For Veterans Seriously
The Department of Veterans Affairs has been credited with major medical advancements since its research office was created in 1925 … Continued
A Well-Kept Secret: How Vets And Their Doctors Are Getting Around The VA’s Medical Marijuana Policy
Between November 2016 and May 2017, Jonathan Fruchter, a 37-year-old Navy veteran, was receiving care at a post-traumatic stress disorder … Continued
Study Of Marijuana’s Effects On PTSD Struggles To Recruit Vets
After seven years of struggling to launch the first government-approved study of marijuana’s effects on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, … Continued
American Legion Adopts Resolution Supporting Medical Marijuana
The American Legion adopted a resolution Thursday urging the federal government to allow Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to discuss … Continued
Coast Guard Says Few People Know Pot Laws On Land Differ From Laws On Water
Smoking marijuana on a boat in federally patrolled waters remains illegal, in spite of the recent decriminalization of pot in … Continued
Will VA Doctors Finally Be Able To Recommend Marijuana For Vets?
In a 24-7 vote on July 13, lawmakers on the Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment that would give Department … Continued
Will Jeff Sessions Sink The VA’s Interest In Medical Marijuana For Vets?
In an exclusive sit-down interview with Task & Purpose June 12, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin made clear his department … Continued
VA Secretary Shulkin: ‘We’re Interested In Looking’ At Medical Marijuana For Vets
In his first “state of the VA” address at the White House on May 31, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin … Continued