Showcasing the impact of cannabis on veterans, current research, and legislative affairs.
ACLU & NAACP join more than 100 organizations supporting cannabis reform and call on Congress to pass the MORE Act.
Veterans Cannabis Coalition, Battle Brothers Foundation, and Kannabis Works created and hosted a Veterans & Wellness Education Fair in Santa Ana, California with the intent of bringing together cannabis companies, community organizations, and supportive businesses who understand that by helping others we help ourselves.
“In this powerful new documentary, Green Flower Media explores how cannabis has become a game-changing, life-saving solution for patients, especially veterans, who are often denied legal access through the VA. "Cannabis: The PTSD Solution" follows the lives of veterans suffering from PTSD, chronic pain and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and chronicles their respective journeys to and with cannabis as a treatment, giving them relief, hope and possibility for the future.”
“The yoga and the cannabis kind of let me works with [my pain],” he explained. “Instead of those things ruling my life, I’m kind of able to manage my life even though I still have those things.”
Much more needs to be done--we need resarch faster, we need it funded, and we need it in the public interest. But we are approaching a new era of understanding psychedelics and cannabinoids as well as widespread access. We look forward to a time when all people can make choices about their health without being turned into criminals.
Two public employees, entrusted with advising the executive branch and Congress on critical healthcare issues, in less than 100 words showed themselves to be either shamefully ignorant or deliberately deceitful.
“The bottom line is that cannabis prohibition is killing veterans,” Goepel said, “through the stigma that prevents veterans from exploring cannabis as an alternative, through denying the medical value of cannabis and blocking research, and through criminalizing basic self-care. We need more than empty rhetoric—we need action now.”
Today, in states where it is otherwise legal, veterans in federal employment find themselves caught between using a low-risk, high-benefit treatment like cannabis and losing their job, or continuing to take addictive pharmaceuticals that have debilitating side-effects and keeping their paycheck. This flies in the face of the promise the federal government has made to every veteran to provide the best care possible. The Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act is a move in the right direction to promote veteran and public health and protect citizens from government overreach.
There have been over 100,000 veteran suicides and overdoses in the last 15 years. Millions of veterans have been prescribed, both in the VA and private health, cocktails of addictive and toxic drugs without evidence or alternatives. In their own words, veterans will tell you how cannabis has provided relief and hope when nothing else worked. If it helps veterans, it can help all Americans. The time is long past due to end this 80 year injustice and dismantle prohibition.
The federal government…has an explicit requirement to provide the best care possible to those it sends into harm’s way and it has yet to fulfill the spirit of that obligation. Veterans are suffering needlessly for lack of access to cannabis because of laws without any basis in science or good policy, and we must act now to correct this.