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Veterans want to expand marijuana access to help curb opioid crisis

Death by opioid has been on the rise across the country, and in Massachusetts the epidemic has killed veterans three times as many civilians. Yet providers in the VA continue to prescribe these medications at alarming rates. Since medical marijuana remains illegal. https://lexington.wickedlocal.com/news/20190422/veterans-want-to-expand-marijuana-access-to-help-curb-opioid-crisis

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Event in Holyoke discussing equity in pot industry draws big crowd

“These are the numbers that are going to improve to the department of veterans affairs that this is something that’s working for a lot of veterans. Especially here in Massachusetts where veterans are three times more likely to die of an opioid overdose which is higher than the national average of two times.” https://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/hampden-county/event-in-holyoke-discussing-equity-in-pot-industry-draws-big-crowd/

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Holyoke Event to Focus on Equity in Massachusetts Cannabis Industry

As the first U.S. state to launch a social equity program for the cannabis industry, Massachusetts is leading the way. Read about the event that brought together big and small businesses to work together and ensure that those most impacted by the drug war receive inclusion. This means increasing diversity in the industry, which is...

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Pediatric to Palliative Care: the launch of the Veterans Health and Medical Cannabis Study at the Cannabis Advancement Series.

Interested to hear what healthcare professionals have to say about medical cannabis? Check out this video to watch a panel of clinicians from the 2019 Cannabis Advancement Conference as they make the strong case for cannabis treatment and use. You will hear moving stories of transformation from desperate situations to health, as well as how...

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New coalition, Alternative Treatment for Veterans, works to give veterans easier access to medical marijuana

Today, veterans suffering from PTSD, anxiety, depression and chronic pain are prescribed free addictive opioids from the VA. While marijuana is an effective alternative for treatment, many veterans don’t know this or can’t afford to switch. A new coalition, Alternative Treatment for Veterans, is forming with the mission to educate veterans about their options, and...

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Veterans and Cannabis: Bluntalk Podcast Interview with Brit Smith

Did you know U.S. veterans are 2-3 times more likely to die from an opioid overdose compared to the general population? This compelling episode from Blunt Talk podcast shares why this is happening – and how cannabis is the solution. Hear firsthand from a veteran about how the VA system contributed to his opioid addiction,...