November 11th, 2017: The American Legion, Department of Indiana hosted a press conference Thursday, November 9th, concerning The American Legion’s support of medical cannabis research.
The conference features remarks from Jade Griffin, mother of U.S. Army Veteran Mason Johnson who was killed after a 30-hour-plus standoff last Saturday, November 4, in Spencer, Ind.
The American Legion, Department of Indiana understands veterans and their families are facing growing numbers in suicide and death resulting from the lack of safe medical alternative treatment options.
The Department of Indiana supports the use of privately funded medical cannabis production operations to enable safe and efficient cannabis drug development research; and further urge the removal of cannabis from Schedule I and reclassify it in a category that, at a minimum, will recognize cannabis as a drug with potential medical value.
The press conference will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Department of Indiana Headquarters at 5440 Herbert Lord Road in Indianapolis at 11:30 a.m.
The Department will also share the findings of a recent independent survey commissioned by the National American Legion organization regarding veterans’ and veteran caretakers’ support for medical cannabis research.
The conference also features individuals and other organizations who stand with The American Legion in effort to support medical cannabis as a drug with potential medical value.
Guest speakers include:
Jade Griffin, mother of U.S. Army veteran Mason Johnson
Lisa Wilken, Legislative Director, AMVETS Department of Indiana
Jeff Staker, founder of Hoosier Veterans for Medical Cannabis
Jason Straw, retired Air Force captain with Indiana NORML
David Phipps, Indiana NORML Communications Director
To learn more about what The American Legion, Department of Indiana is doing to push for medical cannabis in our state, and to learn how you can make a difference in Indiana, please visit www.indianalegion.org/medical-cannabis