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VA: Vets won’t risk losing benefits for treating PTSD with medical pot



The US Department of Veterans Affairs says Michigan vets will not lose their federal benefits if they legally use medical marijuana. The VA’s statement is a response to the state’s decision to add post-traumatic stress disorder to its medical marijuana program.
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Veterans to speak at CMU this week

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American veterans are scheduled to share their war experiences and things that help them during life after war at Central Michigan University.
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State board says PTSD patients should be able to use medical marijuana

soldierDakota Serna served in the Marines during the Iraq War. He says memories of seeing friends and children killed left him suicidal after he came home. Serna says the only thing that has helped him get his life back on track is using marijuana.
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Social workers bridging the gap between veterans and civilians

gr-37414-1-1While it’s good to come home to family and friends after military deployment, getting back into the swing of daily life can be difficult for armed services members, and social workers in Michigan are helping to ease the transition for many veterans.
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Bill would require US-made flags on veterans’ graves

A bill requiring local governments to purchase only U.S. made American flags for veterans’ graves is heading to the governor’s desk.
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Legislation would crack down on predatory military lenders

file000652384160Members of the military would receive extra protections against predatory short-term lenders, under legislation introduced Tuesday in Washington.

The bill is a follow-up to the Military Lending Act of 2006, which created transparency requirements and limited what could be offered to military members.
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CMU to round out its Veterans’ Day series

veterans 11-13-13To some, Veterans’ Day is not enough time to properly thank those who have served for our country.

Central Michigan University is continuing the celebration with Veteran’s week.
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