American Legion Backs Medical Marijuana; Poll Shows Overwhelming Veteran Support

Nov 02, 2017

A poll commissioned by the American Legion in October showed record support among veterans for medical marijuana.

The Cannabist reports:

With polling showing Americans’ support for marijuana legalization has hit new highs, a new survey by the American Legion shows strong support within the military veteran community for medical marijuana research and legalization.

The “robo-call” survey commissioned by America’s largest veterans service organization polled vets and their non-professional caregivers in early October. It found that 81 percent of veterans and 83 percent of caregivers support the federal legalization of cannabis to treat a physical or mental condition.

“We already know that greater than 80% of the American public supports research into the efficacy of medical cannabis,” Joe Plenzler, spokesman for the American Legion, said in a statement to The Cannabist. “What this survey shows is that America’s veterans feel even more strongly about the need to study cannabis and its potential in treating, PTSD, chronic pain and other ailments veterans face every day.”

You can find a full video of the American Legion press conference releasing the poll results below, and read about some veterans’ stories here.

4 responses to “American Legion Backs Medical Marijuana; Poll Shows Overwhelming Veteran Support”

  1. Medical marijuana should be legal in ALL states not only to veterans, but to CITIZENS. Because it kills cancer, and all ailments and diseases, so people don’t have to move to a state where it is legal. Not all people can move to states where it is legal. So ALL STATES SHOULD HAVE MEDICAL MARAJUANA TO HELP ALL PEOPLE THAT NEED IT FOR THESE DISEASES, They use this medical marijuana even on animals to cure their cancer so they can live. PLEASE DO ALL YOU CAN TO HELP ALL PEOPLE, OUR PETS, AND OUR VETS,

  2. I support marijuana 100% If any thing needs to be out of here it should be alcohol. I worked at a jail for several years. I hated so much to know an officer was on there way with a drunk. Most are so mean. They cuss you. They hit you. They will not answer your questions. They can barley stand on there own. The urinate on them self. I can’t say enough bad of what I have seen and dealt with. A person that has been arrested for Marijuana is the nicest people you will ever meet. They do anything you ask. I’ve even had them to help me to get another drunk prisoner in cuffs that was out of control that was drunk. Most people arrested for marijuana after talking to them smoked MJ because of PTSD depression or pain. It makes you feel bad that you even have to book them. I’ve told people I Was sorry I had to put them in jail but it was the law. They will say it’s ok I understand. Marijuana needs to be legal, is my opinion.

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