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Veterans Deserve Cannabis. Here’s How You Can Help

20 million American veterans still don’t have access to legal & affordable cannabis. Here are some ways you can advocate for their well-being.

Medicating in Wartime: The Cannabis Legacy of Vietnam Veterans

On the anniversary of the fall of Saigon, Vietnam veterans recall how cannabis helped them survive war and its aftermath.

How the American Legion Became a Medical Cannabis Advocate

The American Legion isn't known for taking bold stands. But it's come out as a leader on medical cannabis—because military veterans are demanding it.

Veterans for Cannabis: Meet Todd Scattini, ‘The Hemp Colonel’

Meet Lt. Colonel Todd Scattini, a veteran and advocate of hemp and medical cannabis who now dedicates his efforts to discovering their potential through research.

Veterans Are Key as Surge of States OK Cannabis for PTSD

28 states plus the District of Columbia now include PTSD in their medical marijuana programs, a tally that has more than doubled in the last two years.

New York Adds PTSD as Qualifying Condition for Medical Cannabis

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said potential beneficiaries include veterans as well as police officers and survivors of domestic violence, crime, and accidents.

How Veterans Are Leading the Fight for Cannabis Reform

Cannabis is saving the lives of veterans, and they're using their battle-hardened skills to ensure their brothers and sisters gain full legal access to medical cannabis.

‘Human Rights? Lay Off, That Is None of Your Business’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

Philippines President Duterte dismisses those pesky human rights violations, a 12-year old girl/badass sues Jeff Sessions, a former wrestler verbally bodyslams some nosy cops, and more.

Blumenauer Calls for Cannabis Research to Combat Opioid Crisis

Rep. Earl Blumenauer took the floor during a Committee hearing to make an impassioned plea for medical cannabis research.

After Service, These Veterans Are Finding New Careers—in Cannabis

In a warehouse outside Downtown Los Angeles, a group of military veterans are cultivating a new set of skills and transforming their careers.

The VA Can’t Provide Cannabis to Veterans With PTSD, so This Group Gives It Out for Free

Because the VA can't legally recommend medical marijuana to veterans, a group of California veterans is helping others heal from PTSD by providing them with free cannabis.

House Committee Blocks Move to Allow VA Doctors to Recommend Medical Marijuana

The House Rules Committee blocked Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s (D-OR) budget amendment yesterday to allow VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to veterans.

Colorado Governor Signs PTSD Cannabis Bill Into Law

After a hard-fought effort by veterans groups and patient advocates, Colorado has added post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis.

Warrior Ethos: Colorado’s Battle to Allow Cannabis for PTSD

After an incident in an Army commissary, veteran Matthew Kahl is fighting to expand cannabis access to help others find relief from PTSD.

For Veterans With PTSD, Medical Marijuana Can Mean a Good Night’s Sleep

Ambien is often used during deployment. But what happens when soldiers return stateside and need to get off the med cycle?

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