American Legion Wants Marijuana Research for PTSD – Oregon …

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By William Stash Jones
Oregon Cannabis Connection


The renowned conservative veterans group, The American Legion, has come down on the side of sensible marijuana policy. The group recently made an appeal to the Trump administration to reclassify the plant to make it more readily available for research.

Under current law, marijuana is a schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Under that classification, the federal government considers it to have “no accepted medical use” and also a “high potential for abuse.” Both claims have been proven inaccurate and are a relic of the failed war on drugs.

One of the most prevalent uses for medical marijuana is in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Many veterans have claimed that cannabis has been the only treatment that has been effective for treating their symptoms, and most that use marijuana have

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