The Veterans Action Council (VAC) recently sent US Attorney General Merrick Garland a request to remove cannabis from the federal controlled substances list.
The Veterans Action Council (VAC), an organization founded in 2020 to promote veteran health and access to alternative medical treatment such as cannabis, recently sent Attorney General Merrick Garland a request to remove cannabis from the federal controlled substances list (1).
According to their press release, the VAC highlighted the United Nations (UN) removal of cannabis and cannabis resins from their Schedule IV scheduling in December 2020. The VAC said that in response to being notified in 2021 of that removal, “the Office of the US Attorney General has taken no action, thus far, as required by USA law to reschedule cannabis.”
“Given this significant treaty reform we are disappointed that a year later nothing has been done so we are taking this extraordinary step of sending the enclosed letter to US Attorney General Merrick Garland insisting that he take immediate steps to initiate the required action necessary to reschedule cannabis pursuant to USA federal law,” the VAC stated (1).
The VAC also added that removing cannabis from schedule 1 and 2 will solve many serious issues facing Americans. “Veterans will get cannabis recommendations from their federal government doctors,” said the VAC (1). “Medical patients will no longer be kicked out of their federal housing, medical cannabis patients will no longer be kicked off of transplant lists. Cannabis will be scheduled on par with its own ‘active ingredient’ ending the decades old disparity. Medical cannabis patients will begin to have their second amendment rights respected.”
For more about the VAC and this announcement, please visit https://www.veteransactioncouncil.com/.