Texas Vets Gather at State Capitol on Veterans Day to Push for Medical Pot



“This Veterans Day, Texas vets will announce the launch of Operation Trapped, a one-year project to collect a single-used prescription bottle from every state veteran who wants safer alternatives to harmful and addictive prescription drugs.

The project, backed by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, seeks to build support for legislation allowing access to medical marijuana for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic pain, and other service-related conditions.

“As veterans, we have made many sacrifices to protect and serve our country,” said David Bass, a veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom II, told The Daily Chronic.

In a related development on the eve of Veteran’s Day 2015, the Senate passed an amendment that includes allowing Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in states where it is legal.

Texas, however, is not one of those states.”



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