Military veterans suffering mental health conditions are being denied potentially life-saving medicinal cannabis by blinkered practitioners and conservative decision-makers at the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), it has been claimed.

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So acute is the issue of accessing legal cannabis, and of receiving subsidies from the DVA, that many ex-service personnel with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are forced to source cannabis from the black market to ease their suffering.

Steve has reported for a number of consumer and B2B titles over a journalism career spanning more than three decades. He is a regulator contributor to health journal, The Medical Republic, writing on...