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Hoosier Veterans Travel to D.C. to Advocate for Medical Cannabis

By Network Indiana | Published on in Health, Law, Military
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A group of Indiana veterans is heading to Washington D.C. this week to try to convince lawmakers to allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to veterans. Advocates with the group “Hoosier Veterans for Medical Cannabis” say allowing veterans to have medical marijuana would save many lives. According to their website, the group advocates for the “legalization of medical cannabis for therapeutic purposes and for legislative bodies to endorse veterans’ right to use medical cannabis therapeutically and responsibly.” The advocation of marijuana for medical use has been a long one, however, within recent years the medical benefits of marijuana and its offsprings, such as CBD and THC has led to legalization within some state within the US. Medical marijuana centers are obligated by law to have a medical marijuana certificate to operate to take in patients, an example of this can be seen in places such as Maryland, Ohio, and particularly Missouri who have medical marijuana certification in Columbia for their clinics.