Veterans & Law Enforcement Leaders Urge Biden to Reschedule Cannabis

Six of the country’s top veterans groups and a group of U.S. law enforcement leaders sent letters on Thursday urging the Biden Administration to reschedule cannabis under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

The development comes amid rumors that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) could soon announce a cannabis scheduling decision, and six months after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommended that cannabis be moved from Schedule I to Schedule III under the CSA.

In a letter to the Department of Justice, which oversees the DEA, top veteran advocacy groups called for federal officials to “expeditiously” reschedule cannabis, NBC News reports. The groups included the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, AMVETS, American GI Forum, the American Legion, Blinded Veterans Association, and the Minority Veterans of America.

Medical cannabis has been shown to assist with a wide number of debilitating conditions like post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), which affects a significant number of combat veterans.

“The men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces often face difficult physical and mental challenges upon returning home. As such, we hope that in treating the wounds of war — both visible and invisible — that our servicemembers and veterans would

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