Blowing Smoke: Who is lying to veterans about Marijuana?

Who is really behind stopping medical research on weed

Phil Briggs
January 23, 2018 - 10:03 am

Although medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and DC, some powerful forces are working against it.  And for veterans hoping to find relief from PTS, chronic pain and the opiates, this could be bad news.

While 2018 has barely begun, there have already been some shocking developments: 

  • VA Secretary, Dr David Shulkin, sent a letter to Congress claiming they CAN'T research Medical Marijuana. Is that true?
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed to strictly enforce existing Federal drug laws. Will that hurt our Veterans?  
  • And legislation attempting to re-classify marijuana seems to be stuck on hold.

In the latest VetStory podcast, we aked some tough questions to find out who is lying ... and who is just blowing smoke.

Our guests include:

Dr. Kevin Sabet- Pres. & Founder, SAM Smart Approaches to Marijuana, former White House Policy Advisor and Author

John Hudak- Deputy Director of the Center for Effective Public Management, Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies and Author

Rep. Tim Walz- Minnesota Congressman, Ranking Member House Veterans Affairs Committee, US Army Veteran.