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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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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GOP Congressmen, Former NFL Player and Navy SEAL to Convene Capitol Hill Press Conference on Medical Cannabis

GOP Congressmen, Former NFL Player and Navy SEAL to Convene Capitol Hill Press Conference on Medical Cannabis

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, GOP Congressmen, with leading Cannabis advocacy firm The Liaison Group (TLG) and Public Affairs firm Gide, will hold a press conference to bring together a diverse set of patients who have all benefited from medical Cannabis to share their personal stories on Capitol Hill. This press event is presented in conjunction with broad bi-partisan legislative efforts to continue the protection of State-enacted, State-regulated medical Cannabis programs from federal interference.

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