U.S. military veterans from diverse backgrounds have been testifying before Congress in recent weeks about the need to expand the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) research into medical marijuana’s benefits.

At a series of joint House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearings, representatives of Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), and other groups have discussed their legislative priorities for the 116th Congress — cannabis reform being one of them.

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