28 Jun '16, 5pm

Marijuana provision stripped from #Veterans Affairs funding bill

Marijuana provision stripped from #Veterans Affairs funding bill

In this March 10, 2016, photo,f ormer U.S. Marine, Mike Whiter smokes marijuana before he starts editing a video project at his home in Philadelphia. A growing number of states are debating whether to legalize marijuana for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. But for an increasing number of veterans, the debate is over. They’re using marijuana to alleviate PTSD-induced nightmares and anxiety, even it’s banned by the federal government and remains illegal in their state. The trend raises questions about marijuana’s safety among a vulnerable group of veterans at a time when major studies have yet to prove the drug’s effectiveness. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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