Currently, veterans are not allowed to receive medical marijuana recommendations from VA doctors, despite the fact that medical marijuana, in one form or another, has been legalized in the majority states across the US. This is due to federal laws that classify marijuana as a Schedule I drug, making it illegal to use or prescribe. As a result, many veterans are forced to seek out medical marijuana on their own, which can be difficult and expensive.
The new legislation seeks to change this by allowing VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients. This would make it much easier for veterans to access the treatment they need, without having to worry about breaking the law or facing legal consequences.
Supporters of the legislation argue that medical marijuana can be an effective treatment for a range of conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. They also point to the fact that many veterans are already using medical marijuana to self-medicate, and that allowing VA doctors to make recommendations would help ensure that veterans are receiving safe, effective treatment.
Overall, the renewed push for veterans’ access to medical marijuana through VA doctors’ recommendations is an important development that could help improve the lives of many veterans who are struggling with chronic pain, PTSD, and other conditions.
Send a message to your federal Representatives and urge them to support the #VeteransEqualAccessAct
Action Link by #NORML @NORML
For more info check out these great organizations fighting for fair access of cannabis for Veterans:
Veterans Cannabis Project
Weed for Warriors Project: Advocating for Veteran’s Rights to Cannabis
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