This Veterans’ Affairs Leader Supports Medical Marijuana Research

After an address to the American Legion by U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, he announced that this veterans’ affairs leader supports medical marijuana research. Roe addressed the veterans group at its conference in Washington, D.C. on February 27.

Roe, a Republican, represents Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District. His speech to vets did not mention medical marijuana. Continue reading “This Veterans’ Affairs Leader Supports Medical Marijuana Research”

How Veterans Are Leading the Fight for Cannabis Reform

Today is Veterans Day, an opportunity to publicly recognize and thank the men and women who volunteered to protect our country and secure victories in even the most trying times.

Our service members have endured over 16 years of constant warfare in the streets of Iraq, the mountains of Afghanistan, and beyond. For many, the war does not end even after they come home, as they battle to safely heal both the physical and psychological wounds sustained abroad.
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These 6 groups help vets get access to medical marijuana

On Memorial Day, America pauses to remember those who gave their lives in service to the country. It’s also a day for a grateful nation to thank and assist its nearly 19 million veterans, many of whom survived their service only to return to civilian life with battle scars seen and unseen.

As the nation continues to come to grips with how best to help its wounded warriors, an increasing number of veterans — and the organizations that support them — are demanding safe access to medical marijuana to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other physical and mental afflictions. Continue reading “These 6 groups help vets get access to medical marijuana”

Medical pot bill in South Carolina bolstered by conservatives

South Carolina Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son’s six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the conservative Republican co-sponsored medical cannabis legislation. Continue reading “Medical pot bill in South Carolina bolstered by conservatives”

American Legion Urges Trump Team to Reschedule Cannabis

During a meeting with President-elect Trump’s transition team last week, leaders of the American Legion urged the incoming administration to reschedule cannabis for the benefit of the nation’s soldiers.

The Legion, which boasts more than 2 million members, passed a resolution earlier this year calling for Congress to reclassify cannabis under federal law. Continue reading “American Legion Urges Trump Team to Reschedule Cannabis”