President’s Anti-Veteran Marijuana Policy


On the 16th of September President Obama’s administration refused to allow the FDA approved study of Veterans using medical marijuana for PTSD to have access to the DEA controlled federal medical marijuana supply effectively derailing the study .

We already know that cannabis works well in the treatment of PTSD from the thousands of Veterans who have used medical marijuana but the scientific study allows us to better understand how the medicine works. Veterans are also more likely to be harassed by police until we have hard science to prove the merits of their claims.

This latest action from the Executive Branch comes on the heels of a letter sent out by HUD asking for medical marijuana patients to be thrown out of their homes and a letter sent out by IRS that says that they will now treat legal medical marijuana distribution collectives as if they were run by Al Capone and not community leaders and a letter sent out by the ATF that says that gun dealers should stop selling guns to medical marijuana patients and even letters from the DOJ threatening any local state politician that should actually try to implement patient access to medical marijuana.

Veterans For Medical Cannabis Access [VMCA] helped the VA create a medical marijuana policy that respects the rights of disabled Veterans using this important medicine per state laws. That policy has been made to look like a cruel joke given the latest actions of this presidential administration.

In response to the actions of the president our organization has crafted a petition that we have placed on the new White House “We The People” website:

“Allow United States Disabled Military Veterans access to medical marijuana to treat their PTSD.”

The fact that a Veteran in New Mexico can use cannabis legally for PTSD but a similar Veteran in Florida will not only face arrest by state police for using the same medicine but face punishment at the VA hospital as well is wrong.  It is illogical.  It is not the practice of medicine it is the practice of politics on the wounded and it is shameful and it must end.


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