Richard1022 Wrote: I have no problem with this at all. These veterans should be able to take advantage of the laws in their states as much, if not more, as any other law abiding citizen.
J.K.Logic Wrote: I can't imagine a single reason why a vet wouldn't qualify, but a non-vet would. In fact, I can actually imagine the exact opposite. PTSD as an ailment that marijuana could help medicate comes to mind.. Do you happen to know what the official justification is for this reasoning? ... actually, my guess is that, like pro athletes, the armed forces carry stricter rules for their members than a civilian. That would make them more beholden to the federal Schedule 1 classification than any given state's medical classification.
J.K.Logic Wrote: IF that be the case, what about vets in Washington or CO? Can they purchase and use weed like a normal citizen of the state? Or would they get drug tested by the VA anyways, and get in trouble/lose out on coverage if they were found out?
It took over a year, but the Congress has finally passed a bill that will allow veterans to access medical marijuana through the VA. However, veterans will have to wait until the end of the year when the vast Fiscal Year budget is finalized.
This is great news for veterans suffering from PTSD and various other ailments that medical marijuana has been proven to help ease. I wish these veterans didn't have to wait until the end of the year since they have already been waiting for years to get this approval, but I guess it's better than Congress continuously stalling on the issue.