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America’s Wounded Veterans Need and Want Medical Cannabis; It is Time the Federal Government Provides It

By Joseph Romm, Ph.D. What We Have Learned: Given the potential for medicinal cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain, opioids addiction, and other conditions plaguing veterans, it is time for the federal government to afford them access to it. July 30, 2017 — Scientific evidence is growing that medical cannabis may provide some promising […]
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Calls for Veteran Access to Medical Cannabis Fueled by Growing Opioid Crisis

  Amid Opioid Crisis, Congress Resists Calls to Grant Veterans Access to Medical Cannabis    Among nearly 19 million U.S. military veterans, 8.9 million are enrolled in the VA health care system, the nation’s largest integrated health care system. Chronic pain is pervasive among veterans, affecting more than half of their population; more than 1.2 million are treated with [...]
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Why Wounded Veterans Want and Need Medical Cannabis

By Joseph Romm, Ph.D. Scientific evidence is growing that medical cannabis may provide some promising means for treating a variety of conditions from which millions of veterans suffer disproportionately. In particular, while chronic pain affects about 30% of typical Americans, it affects 50% of older veterans, and 60% of those who served in the Middle […]
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