Veterans and cannabis: What the U.S. law is now and where it might be headed

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Per the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), veterans actually consume cannabis at higher rates than the general population. “Veterans often report using cannabis to treat symptoms of chronic pain and mood disorders, like post-traumatic stress. The subject of U.S. military veterans and their access to medical marijuana continues to be a topic of debate and several proposed bills in congress. The FreshToast.com, a U.S. lifestyle site that contributes lifestyle content and, with their partnership with 600,000 physicians via Skipta, medical marijuana information to The GrowthOp. Additionally, it is particularly taxing since cannabis has shown great promise when it comes to alleviating symptoms related to several issues that many veterans face. As it stands, veterans are essentially subject to the laws within the U.S. states in which they live, but no federal Veterans Affairs (V.A.) doctor is going to be recommending THC gummies.

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It is well-known and generally accepted that active duty military service members in the U.S. cannot partake in even the slightest bit of THC. But what about once they retire?

The subject of U.S. military veterans and their access to medical marijuana continues to be a topic of debate and several proposed bills in congress.

As it stands, veterans are essentially subject to the laws within the U.S. states in which they live, but no federal Veterans Affairs (V.A.) doctor is going to be recommending THC gummies.

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