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New momentum in veterans’ fight for medical marijuana - Cannabis News
Military veterans lobbying for an end to federal classification of marijuana as a lethal substance with no redeeming medicinal value may be closer to that goal than ever before, given the midterm election results.
Silver Heads: Medical Cannabis Advocacy for Seniors - Cannabis News
Check out the groups advocating for senior citizens who need access to cannabis.
‘Cannabis Saved My Life’: Veterans Share Stories of Healing and Recovery - Cannabis News
While the rest of society is breaking down taboos around cannabis, it’s still a difficult topic in the military.
Automated weed vending machines rolling out across the U.S.
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A decorated Army combat medic is fighting to save lives in a different way.
Why commercial real estate investors are setting their sights on cannabis
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"I've seen that many of my soldiers that have retired and could get a medical marijuana card seem to do better at a much higher rate."
As Medical Marijuana Becomes More Accepted, Veterans Urge the VA To Prescribe It - Cannabis News
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.
Nonprofit Wants to Teach Cannabis and Dispensary Sign Language - Cannabis News
For those new to using cannabis, learning all the slang and scientific terms around the plant can be tough - but imagine how hard it'd be to learn "cannabinoid" if you couldn't hear at all?
When It Comes to Medical Marijuana, Veterans Often Have to Improvise - Cannabis News
"The VA, they just throw pills at you. When I started using cannabis, it was completely different. Now I participate in my life. I'm active. I actually care. It's a complete 180 now."
Joints For Homeless Offers Compassion and Cannabis - Cannabis News
A grassroots campaign that is encouraging members of the cannabis community to help homeless people has a twist in its approach.
Ex-Navy SEAL leading veterans’ battle for cannabis access - Cannabis News
A former Navy SEAL from the Chicago area is leading the push to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level in an effort to give war-ravaged service members access to pot-based treatments through the Veterans Health Administration.
New Mexico marijuana legalization poses a serious threat to Colorado’s lucrative border-town pot shops
Business & Finance
Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan is co-sponsoring a bill that would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to research medicinal cannabis.
Floridians push for right to smoke medical marijuana - Cannabis News
A Bradenton woman who says her suffering from ALS is decreased because of smokable medical marijuana gets her day in court Wednesday. She and other plaintiffs are challenging the state's ban on smokable medicine.
Medicating in Wartime: The Cannabis Legacy of Vietnam Veterans - Cannabis News
April 30th marks the 43rd anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the end of the War in Vietnam.
In Vermont, 'Women of Cannabis' Cultivate Ideas and Relationships - Cannabis News
Women can have a special place in Vermont's cannabis industry, according to Kathryn Blume, the content and events manager for cannabis advocacy group Heady Vermont.
Check Out the World’s First Cannabis Superstore in Las Vegas - Cannabis News
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Across the United States — and among former professional athletes, especially — people are telling stories of how cannabis curtailed their epileptic seizures, helped manage their chronic pain, and gave them their lives back.
Mississippi Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Despite Gov.’s Opposition To Allowable Amounts
Gathered under clouds of weed smoke on the University of Michigan Diag, cannabis enthusiasts young and old passed joints and smoked bowls.