This article was originally published on Cannabis & Tech Today, and appears here with permission.
This Veterans Day, Cannabis & Tech Today honors those who served and continue to serve in our nation’s armed forces and the individuals and organizations that support them. Operations including the Veterans Cannabis Project, the Veterans Cannabis Coalition and Veterans for Cannabis support medical marijuana access for veterans.
The latest Gallup poll reports that 68 percent of Americans are in favor of legalizing cannabis for consumption. The Veterans Cannabis Project website states that 83 percent U.S. Veterans support medical cannabis programs.
Voters in states across the country, including in Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota, on November 3rd, indicated in favor of legalizing aspects of consumption of cannabis.
However, the USA still has a long way to go towards federally legalizing the plant.
Veterans Cannabis Project (VCP) is “committed to closing the state-federal divide in legal cannabis access and ensuring that new state programs are implemented in ways that benefit veterans who rely on cannabis as a treatment option.” VCP “are prepared to continue this fight in the new Congress in Washington, D.C. and across the U.S.”
Additionally, the VCP “calls on Congress to authorize VHA doctors to recommend and assist veterans in accessing medical cannabis, provide legal protections to ensure …