Chairman of House VA Committee Supports Medical Marijuana Research

On Tuesday, the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs embraced a simple idea that could help America’s vets – the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) should conduct substantial research into medicinal cannabis.

Committee chair Tennessee Congressman Phil Roe (R-1st District) voiced his support for allowing research on the medicinal herb after speaking before the American Legion’s annual conference in the nation’s capital.

“We need to study that drug, like any other drug. Where there are benefits — if there are any — then we use it for what it’s researched for,” Roe told Stars and Stripes.

Rep. Roe’s message was directly aimed at VA Secretary David

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