Medical marijuana: disabled veteran's appeal could change US drugs policy

Michael Krawitz was denied treatments after the VA learned of his prescription but advocates see promise in a recent hearing
The Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

asa-rescheduleA disabled veteran has told an appeals court that the department of veteran affairs policy on medical marijuana has caused him pain and significant economic harm, in a development campaigners say is a positive step in the battle to push for the drug's reclassification. Michael Krawitz, one of five plaintiffs involved in a legal case before the court of appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit, told the Guardian that the VA denied him pain treatment after they discovered he had been prescribed medical marijuana while abroad.