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California Rep, Lou Correa, author of Legislation To Find Alternatives For Dangerous Opioids Harming Veteran Communities.
Both Rep Lou Correa (CA-46) and Jack Bergman (MI-01) have introduced bipartisan legislation that pushes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct research on the health effects of medicinal cannabis for veterans experiencing chronic pain and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
“Throughout my district, I consistently meet veterans who depend on cannabis to manage their pain. It’s past time the VA did a formal study and began recognizing that cannabis can play a role in our veterans’ healthcare. I am honored to have Congressman Bergman, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jon Tester, and Senator Dan Sullivan join me in taking action to help veterans in need of medical cannabis and opioid alternatives.”
It will also ensure the medical safety of our Veterans, providing secure pathways to pain alleviation instead of driving many to self-mediate where marijuana has been legalized.”
Background: The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act authorizes VA to implement a comprehensive research plan, including a series of clinical trials that assess the effectiveness of medicinal cannabis for the treatment of chronic pain and/or PTSD. It also expands cannabis research into other factors related to veterans’ health, such as improvements to mood and/or social functioning, impacts on other substance use, and changes to overall quality of life. It additionally requires the clinical trials examine the effects of different forms, potencies, and methods of cannabis administration while ensuring veterans’ health and safety is put first and foremost throughout the research.
This announcement follows the introduction of a companion piece of legislation in the United States Senate, led by U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska).
Numerous Veterans Service Organizations have applauded this bipartisan effort to explore the health effect of medicinal cannabis for veterans:
“The VFW supports the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2023,” said Pat Murray, Director, National Legislative Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). “VFW members tell us that medicinal cannabis has helped them cope with chronic pain and other service-connected health conditions. They cannot receive these services at VA because of VA’s bureaucratic hurdles. VA uses evidence-based clinical guidelines to manage other pharmacological treatments of post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, and substance use disorder because medical trials have found them effective. VA must expand research on the efficacy of non-traditional medical therapies, such as medicinal cannabis and other holistic approaches.”
Michael Raposa, CEO, St. Vincent de Paul CARES (SVdP CARES). SVdP CARES is a non-profit organization committed to ending homelessness: making it rare, brief, and one-time. The VA is one of the largest supporters of this organization which covers much of the state of Florida
With “Housing First” principles at the core, all SVdP CARES programs are built on the belief that everyone has the right to live in dignified and affordable housing with a healthy disregard for all community-perceived barriers to housing including employment history, criminal/credit background, mental health, addiction, or religious practices. SVdP CARES works to rapidly house those experiencing homelessness within 30 days and concurrently connect them to resources and stabilization support services to assist their needs.
SVdP CARES serves 19 counties across 7,678+ square miles of Florida including Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Desoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, and Sumter counties.
Everyone is welcome through our doors, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Prof Francis Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. Responding to the Wall Street Journals recent coverage suggesting the original 2020 Covid-19 was not natural but a bioweapon, Professor Francis A. Boyle
(drafter of the US domestic implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention, known as the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, approved unanimously by both Houses of the US Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush) details why Covid-19 is indeed an offensive biological warfare weapon.
He further addresses that:
- The Chinese Wuhan BSL4 (Biosafety Level 4) lab is China’s Fort Derick (a military grade weapons lab).
- The Wuhan BSL4 previously published on their website that they successfully aerosolized viruses. (Virus aerosolization is typically the method for weapons
- American intelligence services knew from the very beginning that Dr. Facui and Collins funded the creation of Covid-19.
- mRNA technology was paid for, financed, and envisioned by the Pentagon’s DARPA.
- The FDA helped develop the Covid-19 biowarfare agent and is also involved in approving the mRNA vaccines for public consumption.
Prof David Vine at American University, working with the Overseas Base Realignment and Closure Coalition: Biden Claims Not to Seek Conflict with China: So Why All the Military Bases?
Biden said in his recent State of the Union address: "I’ve made clear with President Xi that we seek competition, not conflict."
Vine countered: "But his actions indicate the opposite as he has accelerated a longstanding buildup of U.S. military bases and forces surrounding China, most recently with the Philippines bases deal."