It has been estimated that there are approximately 22 million veterans in the United States. A group of veterans comprised of more than 2 million members challenged Congress to treat cannabis with “potential medical value”. The House of Representatives, just this year, voted to allow Veterans Administration doctors in states where cannabis is legal to recommend medical marijuana to their patients.

There have been about 2.7 million American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars; about 2.6 million in Vietnam. At least 20% of veterans have PTSD and/or depression. About half of those do not seek treatment.

As many patients of NETA are veterans themselves, we wanted to share some articles regarding medical marijuana and veterans:

  • https://news.vice.com/article/american-legion-veterans-want-congress-to-treat-marijuana-like-medicine

  • https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2016/06/15/one-injured-veteran-traded-opiate-painkillers-medical-marijuana

  • http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/05/senate_votes_to_waive_medical.html

  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/medical-marijuana-veterans-congress_us_573de75de4b0646cbeec57ed

  • https://www.leafly.com/news/science-tech/high-cbd-cannabis-pain-and-opioid-addiction

  • https://www.leafly.com/news/headlines/dea-finally-approves-study-on-cannabis-and-ptsd