Marijuana sales continue around the country as more and more Americans show support for both recreational and medical cannabis. At the same time, Washington politicians, whether of the blue or red persuasion, continue to overlook their voters’ wishes.
One of the mainstays of world drug policy puts two opposites at almost eternal odds. On one hand, we have the irrefutable fact that people — no matter their background, skin color or religious or political persuasion — like to alter their consciousness. On the other, we have worldwide policies intended to prohibit us from doing just that.
The problems U.S. veterans face are numerous and can be onerous. Readjusting to civilian life is challenging, especially when so many are dealing with health-related issues from their service. The Veteran’s Administration is dedicated to helping them find their way, but services often depend on where you live and proximity to care. And when it comes to cannabis use, the VA is strict about it still being federally illegal.