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The VA Won’t Push for Cannabis Research

by Gabrielle Caravetta


The VA Won’t Push for Cannabis Research

by Gabrielle Caravetta


Credit: Natalie Fertig politico.com

Jason Dunlap kept a secret from his VA doctors: he found that cannabis successfully treated his insomnia, chronic pain, and PTSD. Millions of veterans are self-medicating in an attempt to ease their war-related suffering and the VA won’t expand it’s cannabis research.  Despite legalization in 36 states, without FDA-approved research the VA will not support this method as a form of treatment. 

Over 20% of war veterans with PTSD suffer with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. According to the Addiction Center those with PTSD have a much harder time overcoming addiction than those who do not battle with it. Those with this disorder suffer from flashbacks, memory problems, hopeless-ness, feelings of aggression, trouble sleeping, relationship troubles and self-destructive behavior. 

Located in Orange County, CA, congressman Lou Correa has focused his career around the protection of the American Dream. He has introduced a bill directing the VA to study the effects of marijuana on PTSD, depression and numerous other diseases faced by war veterans. The bill has yet to reach a floor vote in both the House and the Senate.