US Veteran’s Battle: Get VA to Accept Marijuana for PTSD Treatment - Cannabis News

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Veterans groups across the country are building alliances to end cannabis prohibition in order to enable research and save lives.

Mike Krawitz, 56, is a disabled US Air Force veteran who believes in medical cannabis’ ability to save lives by keeping people off the drugs with dangerous and deadly side effects — primarily opioids.

Krawitz believes there is a correlation between the number of opioid prescriptions and suicides among veterans. “Use cannabis, die less,” Krawitz told Marijuana.com, his tone completely serious.

“The scientific community has confirmed that cannabis saves lives by avoiding overdoses. VA [Veterans Administration] doctors know this but are obliged not to recommend cannabis for pain and PTSD. And that is unethical.."

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Maureen Meehan ~ Marijuana.com ~

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