VA Assures Respicio Vet Cannabis Users Will Still Get Services


Guam – Senator Rory Respicio has received confirmation from the Veterans Administartion that Guam veterans will be treated the same as stateside veterans if Guam legalizes the use of medicinal cannabis.


As you may recall Respicio has introduced legislation known as the compassionate health care act of 2010 that would allow the use of medical marijauana for those who are prescribed it by a licensed doctor.

The veterans health administration has issued a new policy directive preventing veterans from being denied VA services if they participate in a legal medical marijuana program. “We actually got in writing from the VA regional director that they would treat Guam in this respect so this is really a big step forward in what we wanna do to help the veterans and other people who need this kind of relief.”

Fourteen states have enacted laws authorizing the use of medical marijuana for conditions such as glaucoma, chemotherapy induced nausea, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and chronic pain.