As Medical Marijuana Becomes More Accepted, Veterans Urge the VA To Prescribe It - Cannabis News

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Though medical marijuana is legal in most states, the Department of Veterans Affairs will neither recommend nor prescribe it because of a longstanding federal law.

Charles Claybaker spent five tours in Afghanistan, kicking in doors and taking out terrorists.

But an aircraft crash in 2010 left the Army Ranger with a crushed leg, hip and spine and a traumatic brain injury.

Army doctors loaded him up with a dozen prescriptions to numb the pain and keep his PTSD in check. But Claybaker said the pills transformed him from a highly-trained fighter into a zombie for at least two hours a day.

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Julio Ochoa ~ American Homefront Project via TPR.org