Congressional Members To VA Chief: Allow Veteran-Focused Marijuana Research

Members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs are urging Veterans Administration Secretary David Shulkin to ensure the VA’s research and development office fulfills “its stated mission,” by allowing research into the effects of marijuana on military veterans suffering from chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The letter, issued Thursday, was signed by all 10 Democratic representatives on the committee. It is the latest effort on the part of some lawmakers and veterans’ organizations calling for such studies to proceed.

A spokesman for the American Legion said his organization is “ecstatic” that representatives sent on this letter to Shulkin.

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