Trump Adviser Favors Marijuana to Treat PTSD; Mexico’s President Hints at Legalization; Hemp Has Senate Leaders’ Support

President Donald Trump’s advisers for the U.S. Veterans Administration suggest studying medicinal cannabis as treatment for treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the “right thing to do. ” Mexico’s next president vows to reshape drug coverage, and the US Senate’s top representatives took time out of their hectic schedules to check up on the upcoming major industry for their home states — industrial hemp.

End the week of July 7, 2018, on a proverbial high note, New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo encouraged banks to work with legal cannabis businesses in the Big Apple; North Dakota’s voters Started to scrutinize legalizing recreational marijuana; and Oklahoma’s Green the Vote starts collecting signatures to legalize recreational marijuana.

Trump Advisor on VA Urges Medical Marijuana Study

It’s no secret — US Attorney General Jeff Sessions loathes all things marijuana, including medical cannabis. But while Sessions and the Department of Justice have routinely made life unnecessarily tough for America’s veterans, some “high-ranking Trump administration officials discussed pressing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  to study the benefits of medical marijuana,” based on Tom Angell.

Gathered under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by journalist Jasper Craven, an email from senior White House adviser for the VA, Jake Leinenkugel, suggests “daring action” is needed to influence the “A.G.’s opinion of medical marijuana. ”

Using medicinal cannabis by America’s vets to reduce symptoms of PTSD is supported by the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. Calling on Congress and the White House “to suggest legislation to analyzing the effects of cannabis on 100 percent disabled volunteer PTSD Veterans,” Leinenkugel reasoned that studying cannabis is your “right thing to do. ”

South of the US-Mexico boundary, it’s not medications that kill the innocent, but rather drug cartels — that’s something Mexico’s next president seeks to modify. Elected as president on Sunday, July 1, 2018, Andrés Manuel López Obrador won thanks to his commitment to reducing the nation ’s historic murder rate and restructuring the nation ’s flawed drug laws.

The president, who is colloquially known as AMLO, received more than 53 percent of the Mexican vote. He spoke in vague terms of combating the nation ’s “neglected ” drug policies throughout a Sunday night victory speech.

The ex-mayor of Mexico City, López Obrador “supported a public consultation on the possibility of regulating opium and decriminalizing marijuana,” based on Reuters.

While Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer can’t normally agree on much, they do agree on one topic: The federal government was wrong when they classified hemp inside the Controlled Substances Act.

“Labeling hemp as a controlled substance is preventing industrial hemp from being a real game-changer for counties from Columbia County to Louisville, Kentucky.   Which is exactly why I am proud to support this bill and bring hemp to the forefront as an agricultural commodity,” said Schumer in a press release. “I will work in lockstep with Senators McConnell and Wyden to make certain this bill passes the Senate and becomes law. ”

And driving that point home over the Fourth of July holiday, Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer toured hemp facilities in their respective states.

The senior senator from New York noted in his July 3 press release, “the Capital Region and communities across Upstate New York are on the brink of a hemp explosion. ” With farmers authorized to plant hundreds of acres of hemp “for study purposes. ”

Released at Sat, 07 Jul 2018 16:00:51 +0000

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