skip to Main Content
Veterans Show Overwhelming Support for Medical Marijuana in Recent Survey

Veterans tend to be an older, more conservative group, but that doesn’t stop them from advocating for a radical change in direction from the nation’s outdated policies on marijuana.

The American Legion, represents many conservative veterans, but that doesn’t stop it from taking progressive positions on certain key issues.

A survey released Thursday by the American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization, indicates near-unanimous support among veterans for research on medical marijuana, with an overwhelming majority supporting legalization of the drug for medical purposes.

The Legion adopted a resolution last year calling on the Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana from its current illicit status to a category “that, at a minimum, will recognize cannabis as a drug with potential medical value.” The resolution also called on the DEA “to license privately funded medical marijuana production operations.”

“People ask ‘aren’t you a law and order group’. Why yes we are,” said Verna Jones, the Legion’s executive director, at a press conference with members of Congress. “But we’re also a group that takes care of veterans. And when veterans come to us and say a particular treatment is working for them, we owe it to them and listen” and do the research required.

The Legion made it clear, however, that its support of marijuana ends where fun begins. [Read more at The Washington Post]

This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Stories

Amid growing pains for Louisiana medical marijuana, advocates look to open up the market

For a moment, newly available medical marijuana flower was a hot commodity in Louisiana, drawing thousands of new patients and huge lines to the state’s nine authorized pharmacies. Then it was gone. Pharmacies across the state reported supply disruptions less than two weeks after flower became available at the start of 2022. And patients have…

French Cannabis Industry Awaits Court Decision On Status Of CBD Flowers This Week

THE French hemp and CBD industry is waiting for a court decision this week which it hopes will overturn the Government’s ban on the sale of CBD flowers – following hearings on two successive Fridays. On Friday gone, in the Palais-Royal in the centre of Paris, France’s highest court the Council of State listened to…

What is going on with OLCC recreational marijuana licensing?

by Mia Getlin – Partner, Gleam Law We previously reported that, in early November 2021, the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) announced that the agency had lifted its pause on issuing new non-producer recreational marijuana licenses and would immediately begin processing new applications for retail, processor, and wholesaler licenses. Additionally, the agency began contacting people…

Why Headstrong Head Growers Won’t Help Your Business Get Ahead

A headstrong grower is a cultivator that believes their way is the only way to grow. They won’t consider other cultivation methods, and they’re particular about the equipment, technology, and inputs they use. In my experience, this stubbornness is rooted in insecurity. Growers that claim their way is the only way are really saying, “This…

More Categories

Back To Top
×Close search
Search