Post 9-11 Veterans Group Pushing Congress to Allow VA Research on Medical Marijuana

“Antiquated” federal policies are preventing military veterans’ access to medical marijuana, a prominent veterans advocacy group says — despite the drug’s potential to lessen pain and PTSD.

In a #CannabisForVets campaign launched this week, the nonpartisan advocacy group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is calling on “all patriotic Americans” to urge Congress to pass the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018, which would authorize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to study the efficacy of cannabis for soldiers enrolled in the VA system and diagnosed with such conditions as chronic pain or post-traumatic stress disorder.

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