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Aug 07

House Committee Blocks Attempt to Let VA Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana – High Times

Republican lawmakers, who crow endlessly about their love and respect for the troops, have blocked a vote on a bill that would have allowed Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana as a pain treatment in states where it’s legal.The House Rules Committee stopped a proposed “Veterans Equal Access” amendment from moving to debate …

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Aug 04

The Green Legion: Veterans and Marijuana – High Times

Twenty percent of veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from some degree of post-traumatic stress disorder. At present, no reliable pharmaceutical treatment exists for PTSD, but cannabis has been shown to provide relief. While some doctors in the US Department of Veterans Affairs turn a blind eye to their patients’ use of marijuana, …

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Oct 01

Official: One-third of calls to VA suicide hotline roll over – CBS News

WASHINGTON – More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the hotline’s former director.Some hotline workers handle fewer than five calls per day and leave before their shifts end, …

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Mar 29

Lawmakers want answers why VA stripped 260K vets of gun rights

Two Senate Republicans are seeking to understand the Veterans Affairs office practice of reporting veterans to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check system.Currently a veterans assigned a fiduciary trustee to act on their behalf is automatically declared “mentally defective” and is reported to NICS, the database Federal Firearms Licensees use to determine whether a …

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Jun 09

U.S.S. Liberty Survivor Richard Larry Weaver Down The Rabbit Hole w/ Popeye (06-08-2012)

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