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Entries Tagged ‘American Legion’

Due to Federal Law, VA Won’t Research Effects of Marijuana on PTSD and Chronic Pain

By Debbie Gregory. Due to federal restrictions, the Department of Veterans Affairs will not conduct research on the effectiveness of medical cannabis on post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain. Although doing so would not be illegal, there would be a lot of red tape to cut through. The announcement is a huge setback for those […]

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Memberships in Veteran Service Organizations on the Decline

By Debbie Gregory. There appears to be a lack of interest from younger veterans when it comes to joining legacy groups like the AMVETS, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion. Membership is certainly on the decline with the deaths of WWII, Korean and Vietnam veterans, and as their membership ages and declines, […]

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Merger of VA and DoD Health Systems Being Considered

By Debbie Gregory. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides healthcare to veterans through medical centers and clinics owned and run by the federal government, although veterans can also see private doctors through the Choice if VA wait times are too long. The Department of Defense provides healthcare to current servicemembers, retirees and their families […]

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Poll Finds Most Veterans and Military Support Legalization of Medical Marijuana

By Debbie Gregory. Attitudes towards the use of medical marijuana have been undergoing rapid changes. For many people who are in pain, medical marijuana is the only medicine that relieves pain and suffering, or treats symptoms of their medical condition, without debilitating side effects. There is a plethora of scientific research establishing medical marijuana as […]

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How Veterans & Their Doctors Are Getting Around VA’s Medical Marijuana Policy

By Debbie Gregory. Whether medicinal cannabis is legal varies depending on what state you’re in, what medical issue you have, and what form you’re using. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, medicinal marijuana is a Schedule One substance, a drug that has no “accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” As long as […]

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