Survey: Military Veterans Strongly Support Medical Cannabis Legalization

military veteransAccording to the 7th annual membership survey of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, a strong majority of military veterans believe that medical cannabis should be legal, and an even higher percentage believes that Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians should be free to recommend cannabis for medical use.

The survey found that 68% veterans “support the legalization of medical marijuana in their state”, with just 20% opposed. An even higher percentage – 75% – believe the VA “should allow medical marijuana as a treatment option where warranted.”

Both the U.S. House and Senate voted to include a provision allowing VA doctors to recommend medical cannabis included in a budget bill, but Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee decided to remove the provision from the bill.

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  1. We strongly urge the Department of Veteran Affairs to actively support passage of a strong comprehensive medical cannabis bill as soon as possible. The lives of our Veterans and citizens depend on it!

    • herbwarrior420 on July 31, 2016 at 7:16 am
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    Ty for ur service Patrick. Likewise I’m a vet a Nam Vet and a medical cannabis patient legal since 2000. Has helped me immensely. I haven’t taken valium, percettes, oxys vivadin, or morphine since 2000. I see a change in congress. the Republican seats that are up for re-election will be won by Demo’s for this cancelling of VA DR recommendations for medical cannabis which by the way 89% of the Voters in USA want medical cannabis LEGALIZED. By 2018 the congress will be majority Democrat whose platform is pathway to legalization of cannabis.

    • Patrick on July 28, 2016 at 3:32 pm
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    As a veteran I’m on board!::)

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