Rep. Seth Moulton: Let’s talk about cannabis and the VA

Let’s stop kidding ourselves: Americans are using cannabis, and many of them are veterans.

According to the American Legion, more than 1 in 5 veterans currently use cannabis. A vast majority of veteran households (93%) support medical cannabis research, and a large majority want the government to offer it as federally legal medical treatment.

I don’t need a study to tell me that. I often hear about this from the Marines I served with and who either live in states where cannabis is legal, or wish they did. Many of them are using cannabis so that they don’t get addicted to opioids or other more dangerous alternatives.

We talk to each other because none of my friends can talk about cannabis with their doctors at the VA. Despite the fact that cannabis is either legal or decriminalized in more than half the states in the country, they might lose

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