Group Advocating For Research Of Pot Use For Disabled Veterans

(Courtesy of Stephen Mandile)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A new group is committed to generating funding for researching therapeutic pot use for disabled veterans.

Even though it is legal in Massachusetts, marijuana use is still illegal under federal law. Therefore, the government cannot fund its therapeutic use by disabled veterans or research into possible usage.

Iraq War veteran Stephen Mandile said Veterans Alternative Healing, the Cannabis Community Care and Research Network, and the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans are forming a nonprofit — Alternative Treatment for Veterans — to help fund an anonymous online survey that asks veterans about their use of marijuana.

“The questions are set up in the format that the Department of Veterans Affairs uses in their language and their standards,” Mandile said.

Questions will survey veterans about combat experience and their quality of life.

WBZ NewsRadio’s Bill Marcus (@BillMarcusWBZ) reports



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