Posted on Oct 26, 2017
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Veterans groups are rallying efforts to convince Congress to lift restrictions on cannabis testing that would help researchers learn more about its potential health benefits. One group in particular is opening lawmakers’ eyes to the positive impact from cannabis studies and discussing the challenges vets face from opioid addiction. Members of the Veterans Cannabis Project are hoping their efforts will help lawmakers pressure members of the Trump administration who remain staunchly opposed. The Department of Veterans Affairs is among those against loosening restrictions, arguing that while marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug, federal law restricts the agency’s ability to conduct research that involves the drug. IMHO, I think prescribing marijuana to those in pain or with PTSD would be a far better alternative to prescribing anti-psychotics or opioids.
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PO2 Robert Aitchison
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Not only is the government imposing strict limits on testing & research, they are doing so with the goal of stalling and undermining those research programs.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/scientists-say-governments-pot-farm-moldy-samples-no-guidelines

The prohibitionists, led by the pharmaceutical industry, private prison industry and law enforcement unions are desperate to prevent or at least delay the decriminalization of cannabis.
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PO1 Job Seeker
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Yes it is ridiculous the demonization that goes on with MJ but sure push opiods like candy.
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Yes they should but to do it they would need to change the drug schedule from I to a II or a III. I personally thing that the feds should change the drug schedule for weed from a I to a III. It would give states a lot more flexibility in dealing with weed.
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