Pot and PTSD: Veterans aren’t waiting on research, which worries doctors

A growing number of states are weighing whether to legalize marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. But for many veterans, the debate is already over. They’re increasingly using cannabis even though it is unapproved by the Department of Veterans Affairs because major studies have yet to show it is effective against PTSD.

Colorado group Operation Grow4Vets offering free pot to veterans

Free pot for veterans: Colo. group plans giveaway

A Colorado group plans to give free recreational marijuana and pot-growing supplies to United States military veterans. Operation Grow4Vets said it is launching Project Better Medicine to give veterans the “best medical treatment” available.

Marijuana research in veterans wins federal backing

Marijuana study in veterans wins federal backing

The federal government has signed off on a long-delayed study looking at marijuana as a treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, a development that drug researchers are hailing as a major shift in U.S. policy.

Op-ed: Welcome to California, Mr. President. We’ve got a few things to show you

Los Angeles Times Editorial Board: The president could learn a lot by doing more than a border wall photo op and a private fundraiser. But he’d first have to take a real interest in the people and experiences that have made California a deeply blue state — and made America what it is today.