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

The VA and the FDA Are Keeping Veterans from a Helpful Treatment Option, Just Because It’s Marijuana By Trevor Burrus This article appeared in the Washington Examiner on May 13, 2019. The.

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Congress Allows Medical Pot For Vets In Some States Veteran participation in state marijuana programs does not affect eligibility for VA care and services. 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.

VA Admits It "Can Look At Marijuana As An Option For Treating Veterans". The update to the webpage comes as Shulkin and the department are under increasing pressure on medical cannabis and completely unrelated issues. A group of members of Congress are pushing the VA to allow its physicians to recommend medical cannabis, or at least to refer veterans to studies on the drug’s potential.

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"We just can. medical marijuana. And this week, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing legislation that would lift restrictions on Veterans Affairs doctors discussing.

A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) letter made public Tuesday made clear that the department would not take a proactive stance on the value of medical marijuana in the United States. This is just the latest in a seemingly never-ending story between state-legal programs and federal law. Though the VA has never been a bastion of hope on the medical marijuana front, many believed the department would come around and see the light following expanded state-level legalization around the United.

Earlier this month, New York City banned the selling of CBD-laced edibles in restaurants and bars because it has not been deemed a safe food additive by the FDA. Why now: The marijuana. treatment.