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Medical marijuana could help vets: VA secretary - Cannabis News

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said medical marijuana could help veterans, a major split in tone from others in the Trump Administration.

"There may be some evidence that this is beginning to be helpful and we're interested in looking at that and learning from that," Shulkin said about medical use of the drug for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in states with medical marijuana laws.

"If there is compelling evidence that this is helpful I hope that people take a look at that and come up with the right decision," he said during a White House press briefing, pointing out that the VA is currently barred by federal law from giving veterans prescriptions for pot to help deal with issues of depression, suicidal thoughts and other concerns.

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Cameron Joseph ~ NYDailynews.com

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