Imagine a medical cannabis prescription window at the VA hospital

Barry Gipson
3 min readMar 3, 2022

The land of weed and home of the addicted

Medical Cannabis Veterans Military Mental Health Veterans Administration Hospital Medical Prescription Window
Imagine your next trip to the VA pharmacy and instead of taking a number for the opioid window, you opt for the medical cannabis window.

Driving up to the pharmacy window to pick up your medical prescription is a common practice for many retired veterans. Others may walk into the pharmacy at their VA hospital to get them filled or have them mailed to their doorsteps.

Either way, veterans are dying from the consumption and addiction of opioids. What can a veteran do? Keep reading to learn more.

Mississippi recently voted into law medical cannabis becoming the 37th state to do so. While conducting research it was interesting to learn that Big Brother has been conducting its own research on cannabis since 1975 through the University of Mississippi. Why did it take them so long to legalize then? How do we not have enough research on “WEED” yet?

If you’re a veteran residing in one of these 37 medically authorized states for cannabis I have good news. Veterans who are entangled with the VA can choose medical cannabis as an alternative without fear of repercussions.



Barry Gipson

A Father, Dallas Cowboys, LA Lakers fan, and veteran sharing insights and more for the '24 NFL & NBA seasons. A pivot in content.