‘They’re Killing Me’: Disabled Vet Searches For Alternative To His 10,000 Pills-A-Year Regimen
Joshua Lee thinks he's found the answer in medical marijuana.
One Veteran, 9,828 Pills, Still In Pain. Send Pot?
The Department of Veterans Affairs prescribes Joshua Lee a lot of pills – 9,828 a year by his count ... Reached for a response, VA spokesman James Hutton, said there was no way the agency could prescribe marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law. But the VA has been quietly researching marijuana’s viability as a treatment. (Glantz, 4/25)
In other news —
Cannabis Workers Bill Zooms Through California Assembly
The cannabis workers protection bill is moving swiftly through the California Assembly. At a hearing today, members of the Business and Professions Committee voted to move the bill forward after brief testimony from its sponsor, the UFCW Western States Council. The Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment will hear the bill next. (Walter, 4/25)