Most veterans who use cannabis report using the drug to treat physical or mental maladies instead of turning to prescription medications or other drugs, a study of California veterans found.

Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania surveyed 93 veterans who received donations of medicinal cannabis from the Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance, based in Santa Cruz County.

The results were published in May in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

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Nick Ibarra ~ Santa Cruz Sentinel via MercuryNews.com

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