Injured Veterans Turning to Medical Marijuana in Increasing Numbers

Article by Annie Bergeron-Oliver, CTV News

Injured veterans turning to medical marijuana in increasing numbers Cannabis use in veterans, like Retired Army Maj. Mark Campbell, has skyrocketed according to Veterans Affairs Canada, which is now paying $65 million in weed costs. Meanwhile, there’s also been a decrease in opioid use in vets. Retired Army Maj. Mark Campbell said he felt real relief for his pain after he was prescribed medical cannabis. He now calls weed “magic.”

The number of injured veterans using medical marijuana has skyrocketed, according to Veterans Affairs Canada, while opioid use has decreased.

A cocktail of pills and prescription drugs was once the only option for struggling veterans dealing with painful, life-changing injuries.

Retired Army Maj. Mark Campbell lost both legs after an explosion during his last tour in Afghanistan. He had been given opioids and other prescription drugs to reduce the pain.

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