How Federal Marijuana Policy is Pushing Veterans into the Black Market
A California group is fighting to end a federal prohibition that makes it impossible for veterans to get cannabis through the VA.
Alex is 34 and lives outside of Sacramento. Like many Californians, he vapes marijuana concentrate for a variety of health problems such as anxiety. But even though he lives within a half-hour drive of a legal dispensary, Alex purchases his cannabis on what he likes to call the “duty-free” market. About once a month, he drives an hour to an acquaintance’s house to purchase about an ounce of concentrate, for about half of what he would pay at a state-certified recreational dispensary.
There’s a reason Alex buys on the black market. He’s a disabled military veteran.
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