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Help Veterans By Asking Congress To End The VA Medical Marijuana ‘Gag Order’

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ptsd second amendment military veteran cannabis marijuanaOur military veterans served out country proudly, and they should be able to have access to medicine that works. Below is a federal alert that I received. Please participate and help out our veterans:

The United States House of Representatives will vote on a spending amendment this week that would remove the unfair Veterans Administration ‘gag order’ on physicians recommending, or even discussing, medical marijuana use with their patients in states where it is legal. This policy prevents a veteran’s VA doctor from having full and frank conversations about the potential benefits and risks of medical marijuana use, while creating additional and unnecessary barriers to accessing medical marijuana for our men and women who have served this country.

Ask your representative to end this cruel and illogical policy by supporting the Blumenauer/Heck amendment to H.R. 2029 today!

Offered by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Joe Heck (R-NV), this amendment would prohibit the VA from spending any money to prevent their practitioners from talking about medical marijuana use with or filling out recommendation forms for their patients. The VA already allows patients to use medical marijuana in accordance with state law. It is simply bad medicine to prevent doctors from talking to their patients about it, and it is time for it to change.

Ask your representative to support the Blumenauer/Heck veterans amendment, and then ask your friends and family across the country to reach out to their representatives as well.

Sincerely,

Robert J. Capecchi
Director of Federal Policies
Marijuana Policy Project

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  3. I am a Disabled Veteran with severe lower back (spinal injury) and hip (full hip replacement) pain and PTSD who just last week was was informed that my pain medication will be cut by 2/3 by 8 month’s from now. A 20% reduction monthly until at 90mg. Yes, do math. My pain is so severe and no long term resolution in place that I take 300mg a day of Morphine. I was informed I can have chiropractic treatment and acupuncture done as short term solutions. This is not a short term issue. I will go to my grave with this pain and informed it may even become worse with age. So when I ask my primary care provider to discuss medical marijuana in pill form, I was informed it was not an option and couldn’t even be legally discussed. This is beyond ridiculous. I understand the current epidemic regarding pain medication and believe I am all for alternatives, but when a legitimate non addictive alternative is available and can’t even be discussed and the only form of feasible provided relief is being taken away. In the end only the Veterans will suffer.

  4. Even If it passes, good luck finding a VA doc to sign off on a MMJ recommendation.

    But I am hopefull, as it would legitimize my medical use of cannibis with the Feds.

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