Veterans Applaud House Passage of SAFE Banking Act

 Veterans Applaud House Passage of SAFE Banking Act

“Today’s historic House passage of the SAFE Banking Act is an important first step toward eliminating the stigma around an industry that is providing essential medical treatment options for veterans. This legislation will ensure protections for veterans’ GI Bill benefits and allow them to seek well-paying jobs in a rapidly growing industry….Any final piece of cannabis legislation must include veterans’ provisions that authorize VHA doctors to recommend and assist veterans in accessing medical cannabis, provide legal protections to ensure veterans can access cannabis without fear of losing their jobs or benefits, and require the VA to research the impacts of cannabis on common veterans’ health issues. Veterans bravely served our country and it is time for our nation to serve them by providing the medical treatment options they need.”

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Veterans Back Bill Removing Financial Institution Barriers to Serving the Cannabis Sector

Veterans Back Bill Removing Financial Institution Barriers to Serving the Cannabis Sector

“It is unacceptable for the men and women who bravely served their country to fear being denied access to their GI Bill benefits because they are finding employment in a state-legal industry. Passage of the SAFE Banking Act would remove any ambiguity – ensuring protections for veterans’ GI Bill benefits – and would open the door to well-paying jobs for veterans in a rapidly growing industry.”

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Veterans Opioid and Suicide Crises Focus of Rolling Thunder Events at Local Harley-Davidson Dealership

Veterans Opioid and Suicide Crises Focus of Rolling Thunder Events at Local Harley-Davidson Dealership

With an estimated one million bikers converging on the nation’s capital Memorial Day Weekend for the final Rolling Thunder Run, veterans advocates and Harley-Davidson of Washington, D.C. are teaming up to raise awareness of the opioid and suicide crises that are disproportionately impacting veterans by hosting a free, all-day concert featuring Grammy Nominee Montgomery Gentry as the headlining act.

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Veterans Voice Support for House Hearing on Cannabis Bills to Address Health Crisis

Veterans Voice Support for House Hearing on Cannabis Bills to Address Health Crisis

“President Trump and Congress could literally save veterans’ lives by enacting these bills into law. With the opioid overdose and suicide crisis hitting our veterans, they deserve legal access to medical cannabis through their VA doctors as a safer alternative to the highly addictive and often deadly opioids and other pills the VA readily gives them.

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Veterans Back Leading Bill to Respect States' Rights and Voters Where Cannabis is Legal

Veterans Back Leading Bill to Respect States' Rights and Voters Where Cannabis is Legal

“Veterans applaud the leadership of Sens. Gardner and Warren and Reps. Blumenauer and Joyce on this essential legislation and thank President Trump for his public support of the STATES Act. Veterans Cannabis Project hopes to build on this bill’s momentum to give veterans a safer alternative to the potentially lethal opioids and benzodiazepines often used to treat the PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain our veterans suffer disproportionately, and we urge Congress to include provisions that will address veteran-specific access issues in the final legislative package. “

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Curaleaf and Veterans Cannabis Project Launch National Initiative to Support Efforts to Increase Veterans’ Access to Medical Cannabis

Curaleaf and Veterans Cannabis Project Launch National Initiative to Support Efforts to Increase Veterans’ Access to Medical Cannabis

Curaleaf and the Veterans Cannabis Project today announced an initiative that seeks to raise awareness about barriers to veterans’ cannabis access. Curaleaf has also developed a “Veterans Cannabis Project” pre-roll product, which will be available for purchase at dispensaries in the 33 states where medical cannabis is legal. One dollar from every box sold will be donated to the Veterans Cannabis Project. The product will first be available at Maryland dispensaries with a national roll-out following in the coming months.

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Emerald Scientific to Host Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Veterans Cannabis Project

Emerald Scientific to Host Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Veterans Cannabis Project

Emerald Scientific will host its first Emerald Classic Charity Golf Tournament on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The inaugural event will take place during the 5th Annual Emerald Conference at Coronado Golf Course in San Diego and will benefit the Veterans Cannabis Project (VCP), a nonprofit dedicated to improving U.S. military veterans’ quality of life through the opportunity of cannabis.

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Veterans support Sen. Gardner's push to respect states' rights and voters in criminal justice reform bill

Veterans support Sen. Gardner's push to respect states' rights and voters in criminal justice reform bill

“Sen. Gardner’s amendment would be a vital first step toward giving veterans legal access to medical cannabis by making the federal government respect the will of millions of voters in states where cannabis has been made legal.” — Nick Etten, Veterans Cannabis Project Founder

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VA Sec. Shulkin: Veterans Administration can study Marijuana, but it can’t

In the past few years, talk of the use of Marijuana in the medical field has been gaining momentum among many people, especially among veterans seeking treatment for conditions such as PTSD. The use has also been gaining support from organizations such as the American Legion, but the Veterans Administration (VA) have come out and said that they would like to study the issue, but as it stands now, they cannot.

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Shulkin clarifies marijuana comments: Federal law makes marijuana too difficult to study

Shulkin clarifies marijuana comments: Federal law makes marijuana too difficult to study

WASHINGTON — Proponents for research into using medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain were dealt another blow this week, after comments from Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin made it clear the agency will not explore anytime soon how the drug could help veterans without a change to federal law.

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Veterans for Cannabis: Meet Todd Scattini, ‘The Hemp Colonel’

Veterans for Cannabis: Meet Todd Scattini, ‘The Hemp Colonel’

Growing up in Bakersfield, CA, Lieutenant Colonel Todd Scattini seemed an unlikely candidate for a cannabis advocate. Raised by conservative parents, his family made their living by way of the land and the law—his father as a cowboy who worked the ranch, and his mother and stepfather as employees of the Sheriff’s department.

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‘Get Ready To Fight’: Veterans Condemn Justice Department’s Rollback Of Obama-Era Marijuana Policy

‘Get Ready To Fight’: Veterans Condemn Justice Department’s Rollback Of Obama-Era Marijuana Policy

Veterans who have advocated for greater access to medical marijuana are concerned about decreased access to the drug following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision Thursday to rescind policies that took a hands-off approach to enforcing federal laws against marijuana in states where it is legal.

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