Florida lawmakers want to give veterans healthcare marijuana cards for free of charge


With information continuing to roll in that underscores the well being rewards of cannabis, two Florida legislators are not waiting for clarity in the national policy debates and are sponsoring bills developed to give healthcare marijuana cards to military veterans free of charge of charge.

Final week, the Journal of Psychopharmacology added however yet another study to the expanding physique of proof pointing to the linkage in between marijuana use and the alleviation of post-traumatic pressure disorder. In a cross-section survey of Canadians, the authors reported depressive episodes and suicidal ideation was not a aspect amongst cannabis customers consequently, they cited “an emerging want for higher-high-quality experimental investigation” of cannabis in treating PTSD.

At practically the exact same time that study published, state Sen. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, and state Rep. Adam Hattersley, D-Riverview, introduced companion measures to waive the $75 state registration charge for veterans, who are committing suicide extra than 20 instances a day, according to the Division of Veterans Affairs. Hattersley is an Iraq War veteran who earned a Bronze Star in the Navy. The bills will be viewed as in the 2020 session.

Nonetheless, the national war on marijuana continues at what seems to be an accelerating pace, according to FBI statistics released in October. [Read more at Task & Purpose]


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