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Republican lawmaker says VA should study potential benefits of marijuana

WASHINGTON — A Republican lawmaker who is a key leader on veterans’ issues in Congress said Tuesday that the Department of Veterans Affairs should research medical marijuana – the first indication that he supported study of the drug. Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, spoke to reporters following an address to hundreds of American Legion members gathered for a conference in Washington. He encouraged the VA to study marijuana and said he will let that support be known to VA Secretary David Shulkin. “There is so much controversy about cannabis now,” Roe said. “We need to study that drug, like any other drug. Where there are benefits — if there are any — then we use it for what it’s researched for.” The comments come as public support for medical marijuana from individual veterans and major veterans service organizations has grow...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/republican-lawmaker-says-va-...

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