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Research Solutions

In Massachusetts, researchers have mounted a national survey that seeks to help educate elected officials, government department heads, and the public about the health benefits of cannabis use by those who served in the military. 

by September 11, 2019April 5, 2020
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PBS News Hour interviews Stephen Mandile and Dr. Staci Gruber

Is marijuana good or bad for you? Does the higher potency in cannabis affect your health? Due to the controversial past of the substance, there is little research. This PBS clip shows doctors from Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital who are dedicated to the research and to uncovering the complex answers to these questions....

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Researchers Seek Veterans for National Survey on Marijuana – Weedmaps

Preliminary data from a survey of U.S. veterans is already demonstrating the incredible benefits of using cannabis to treat various issues. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of veteran respondents indicated that they use medical marijuana to reduce prescribed or over-the-counter medications. Interested in the other findings? Here is an exclusive interview with lead researcher Dr. Marion McNabb...

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Study could help veterans get cannabis through health insurance

It’s become accepted that medical cannabis can treat PTSD, chronic pain, and other mental health issues common to veterans returning home. But without formal research, changes in federal law and the medical system are not realistic. So who is losing in the meantime? Veterans like Stephen Mandile, who was prescribed powerful and addictive medications by...

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Pot Advocates Push Back on Concerns Raised by Some Health Professional

Watch this interview with Dr. Marion McNabb, CEO and co-founder of Cannabis Community Care & Research Network, as she shares her perspective. In addition, Dr. McNabb is joined by veteran and President/Founder of Veterans Alternative Healing Inc. Stephen Mandile, who shares his story and perspective. https://www.necn.com/on-air/as-seen-on/pot-advocates-push-back-on-concerns-raised-by-some-health-professionals_necn/228137/

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Backers of veterans marijuana survey hope to change policy

Organizations in Massachusetts are working to change that with a study that explains how and why veterans use the drug to deal with things like chronic pain and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. https://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20190503/backers-of-veterans-marijuana-survey-hope-to-change-policy