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Vets Using Medical Marijuana Could Lose VA Prescriptions

Vets Using Medical Marijuana Could Lose VA Prescriptions

By Alexandra Olgin
September 17, 2014

Medical marijuana has been legal in Arizona since 2010. But veterans who get opiate medicine for pain relief, can’t use medical marijuana along with their other pain medicines if they’re being treated at the Veterans Health Administration.

According to federal law, marijuana is illegal, and the VA is a federal agency. This ban may have serious consequences for some veterans.

John was injured by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan. He lost muscles in his legs, back and neck from the blast. He also has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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