Proposal Calls for VA to Study Effects of Medical Cannabis on Vets with PTSD, Chronic Pain

By Samantha Manning, WSBTV on February 26, 2023

A bipartisan proposal in Congress is calling on the VA to study the health effects of medical cannabis for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain.

The lawmakers behind the proposal said we don’t yet have the data needed to understand the potential benefits and side effects associated with cannabis therapy, which is why this measure is needed.

“I get contacted routinely by veterans from the VA who are trying to navigate this,” said Dr. Ryan Vandrey with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “They’ve tried existing treatments and they find that things that are available to them don’t work and then through the VA, there’s no mechanism for them to try medical cannabis.”

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