Medical marijuana can aid in treatment of vets

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Bob Kerrey is president of the New School in New York City, a Vietnam War veteran and a former U.S. senator from Nebraska. Jason Flom is on the board of directors of the Drug Policy Alliance, based in New York City.

(Source)  The Veterans Administration recently adopted a policy prohibiting VA physicians from recommending medical marijuana to their patients, even if marijuana is the safest and most effective medicine to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other service-related conditions.
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VA prohibits medical marijuana prescriptions

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There are more than 1200 New Mexicans legally using medical marijuana under state law, of those, about 25 percent of them are veterans returning from war with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.But at VA hospitals nationwide, doctors are being told not to give out prescriptions because medical marijuana is still illegal under federal law.A memo sent out to VA doctors has stated if they were to help patients get medical marijuana by filling out forms, it could mean their license to prescribe drugs could be revoked and could even result in criminal charges.

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