Cosponsor H.R. 712, the Bipartisan VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act

According to an Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America survey, 83 percent of their membership agree that cannabis should be legal for medical purposes while 90 percent support medical cannabis research. Therefore, medical research into the safety and efficacy
of cannabis usage for medical purposes is timely, necessary, and widely supported by the veteran community. 

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Cosponsor H.R. 712, the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act

While data is limited, the American Legion, a congressionally-chartered Veteran Service Organization, commissioned a nationwide

survey in October 2017 on a portion of its approximately 2.2 million veteran members and found that 92 percent of all respondents support medicinal cannabis research and 82 percent of all respondents support legalizing medicinal cannabis. The survey also
found that “22 percent of veterans are currently using cannabis to treat a medical condition.” Therefore, medical research into the safety and efficacy of cannabis usage for medical purposes is timely, necessary, and widely supported by the veteran community.

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Cosponsor the Improving Oversight of Women Veterans’ Care Act

I write to request your support for the Improving Oversight of Women Veterans’ Care Act.  Women represent the fastest growing cohort of veterans. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, over 2 million veterans were women in 2016, with
that number expected to increase in the coming years.

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