The American Legion salutes medical marijuana, asks feds to allow VA doctors to openly discuss the plant’s curative effects.
On Thursday, the nation’s largest veterans group adopted a resolution urging the Trump Administration to allow physicians at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to openly discuss and recommend medicinal cannabis in states where it’s legal.
Passed during the American Legion’s annual national convention, held this year in Reno, Nevada, the resolution was initially authored and pushed by Rob Ryan of Blue Ash, Ohio.
And, according to Stars & Stripes, the American Legion “has also requested meetings with Trump with the intention to ask him to change his administration’s policy on cannabis.”
A potential game changer for U.S. vets, the American Legion represents more than 2 million veterans nationally.
1/ “The American Legion is proud to announce the passage of Resolution 28 calling for VA doctors to be able to discuss #medical #cannabis pic.twitter.com/QLZLSvSsSS
— American Legion DC (@LegioninDC) August 24, 2017
This is not the American Legion’s first request
- At their 2016 convention, the American Legion supported the…