Will My Fellow Vet Lose His Veterans Administration Benefits if He Uses Medical Marijuana to Help His PTSD? Dear Doctors, I am a veteran who has recently returned from Iraq. A guy in my support group was talking about how he uses marijuana to help with his PTSD (depression in particular)....Can I get in trouble with the VA and lose my benefits if I become a medical marijuana patient? Signed,Wondering Vet in Oregon
Republicans block Senate bill to boost veterans' benefits ~~ I have to admit the GOP reasoning, of overwhelming Veterans Administrations Health Care facilities , in blocking this bill doesn't really fly with me. I guess that's mainly because I know that a bill was passed during the last administration that greatly increased funds to these facilities for Veterans treatment.
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Senate Republicans on Thursday attacked Democrats for playing politics with a $21 billion bill that would have expanded benefits for veterans — leading them to block an effort by Majority Leader Harry Reid to move the legislation to a full floor vote. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky charged that the legislation "was not considered in committee, greatly expands spending without any realistic offset, and would vastly overwhelm the Veterans Administration healthcare system