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.”