 Marijuana use and the Department of Veterans Affairs:

The Department of Veterans Affairs doesn’t care much about you smoking marijuana. You won’t lose disability benefits if you’re smoking marijuana.
The only people who are concerned are in the health care arena of the VA…your doctors. Most enlightened physicians recognize that marijuana has some medicinal benefit and that there is no evidence of harmful side effects other than the obvious…inhaling hot smoke. Most agree that the single most devastating side effect of recreational marijuana use is that it remains illegal and you may be arrested for it. Having said that, your doctor may feel differently. If your doctor makes a decision that you shouldn’t be smoking, he or she has the right to ask you to stop. Few people will try to help you with that sort of problem as the doctor is the clinical authority and makes those decisions.

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