VA rejects cannabis research as veterans plead for medical pot

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Veterans say that has forced many to suffer, while some researchers suggest the VA also may be ignoring potential ill effects when used inappropriately.

“It’s doing wonders, but also there’s so very little we know about what’s going on,” said Dunlap, who lives in Maryland.

The federal government may be resistant not just because research could open the door to cannabis use by veterans — but lead to wider legalization. The lack of empirical, FDA-approved research is one of the most-cited reasons for many lawmakers, even President Joe Biden, to refrain from taking federal action on cannabis. []

Source: VA rejects cannabis research as veterans plead for medical pot – POLITICO

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