American Legion Passes Resolution in Support of Medical Marijuana for Veterans

The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization, has passed a resolution calling for a change in federal law to allow medical marijuana for veterans.

The American Legion, which represents over 2.4 million veterans, approved the resolution yesterday at their national convention in Reno, Nevada. Legion member Rob Ryan of Ohio authored the resolution, which calls on the federal government to for allow Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana in states where it’s legal.

“Our state congressmen, when the American Legion says something, they listen”, says Ryan. “Hopefully, this will have the same impact at the federal level. People should not be afraid to go to their doctors and talk honestly.”

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American Legion Calls on Government to Remove Cannabis as Schedule 1 Drug

American Legion The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization with over 2.4 million members, has passed a resolution calling on the federal government to remove cannabis as a Schedule 1 controlled substance which indicates it has no medical value. This is the first time the organization, formed in 1919, has passed a resolution calling on a reformation of cannabis laws.

Specifically, the resolution calls for the government to “amend legislation to remove marijuana from schedule I and reclassify it in a category that, at a minimum will recognize cannabis as a drug with potential medical value.” The resolution, which also calls on the DEA to “license privately-funded medical marijuana production operations in the United States to enable safe and efficient cannabis drug development research”, was given approval at the group’s annual meeting in Cincinnati which took place between August 30 and September 1.

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