The VA and the FDA are keeping veterans from a helpful treatment option, just because it’s marijuana

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I am a 34 year old veteran of the U.S. Army. I have been married for 11 years and have two children. I started using Kratom three years ago to manage pain. The VA prescribed. the board deleted.

As a federal agency, the VA must ultimately toe the line defined by the. veterans from a helpful treatment option, just because it's marijuana.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from PTSD and chronic pain.. treatment option. Last month the.

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The study’s subjects – and its biggest champions – are veterans. a measure from the VA funding bill that would allow VA doctors to discuss marijuana as a treatment option in states where it’s legal.

He doesn’t know why marijuana changed his life, and researchers can only guess, because the plant has never been studied as a treatment for veterans. I want to make [cannabis] an option for all.

“VA is not currently able to prescribe medical marijuana to Veterans,” it. that this is beginning to be helpful, and we're interested in looking at. because prescription is a federally-regulated process and cannabis. That's why the 29 states with medical cannabis access allow doctors to simply recommend.

VA providers can and do discuss marijuana use with Veterans as part of comprehensive care planning, and adjust treatment plans as necessary. Some things Veteran need to know about marijuana and the VA: Veterans will not be denied VA benefits because of marijuana use. Veterans are encouraged to discuss marijuana use with their VA providers.

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Under VA policy, veterans who participate in state-approved marijuana programs won’t lose access to VA health care, however, due to the drug’s Schedule 1 classification, the VA doesn’t allow.