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Medical marijuana advocates react to ouster of VA chief, nomination of Dr. Ronny Jackson

Veterans organizations fighting for medical marijuana access reacted with both hope and skepticism to President Donald Trump’s latest shakeup at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Trump ousted VA Secretary David Shulkin via tweet late Wednesday and announced that he would

Colorado Republican congressman wants to reschedule marijuana to allow medical research

Published: Mar 9, 2018, 3:09 pm • Updated: Mar 9, 2018, 3:45 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff After U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo in early January, 69 members of Congress, including six of Colorado’s seven members,

Veterans group ratchets up pressure on White House and Congress to support medical marijuana research

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 12:12 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 12:44 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Top officials at of The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization, on Friday stepped up their calls for the federal

Veterans and access to cannabis: 2017 in review

Published: Dec 27, 2017, 4:02 pm • Updated: Dec 27, 2017, 4:26 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff 2017 was a year of frustration but also incremental progress for military veterans, veterans’ organizations and supporters, as they continued to

Veterans groups react to VA tweak of medical marijuana policy

Published: Dec 20, 2017, 12:54 pm • Updated: Dec 20, 2017, 1:33 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs earlier this month issued a new directive for clinical programs that frees its doctors and

Congress members, veterans join forces in call for medical marijuana reforms

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 5:06 pm • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 5:56 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Veterans are adding their voices to the growing chorus calling for changes in marijuana research and legalization. A bipartisan group of

Florida congressman slams Gov. Chris Christie for “outrageous” medical marijuana position

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 2:59 pm • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 4:10 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A freshman Republican congressman on Thursday condemned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for “outrageous” statements he made comparing medical cannabis legalization

American Legion: Veterans overwhelmingly support medical cannabis research, legalization

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 11:57 am • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 1:04 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff With polling showing Americans’ support for marijuana legalization has hit new highs, a new survey  by the American Legion shows strong

Congressional members to VA chief: Allow veteran-focused marijuana research

Published: Oct 26, 2017, 4:03 pm • Updated: Oct 26, 2017, 4:03 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs are urging Veterans Administration Secretary David Shulkin to ensure the VA’s research and

American Legion calls for ‘direct involvement’ from VA Secretary for federally-approved cannabis PTSD study

Published: Sep 21, 2017, 10:35 am • Updated: Sep 21, 2017, 10:45 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The American Legion is calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to clear roadblocks threatening completion of a groundbreaking clinical

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