Season 1,

TGSP 105: The American Legion & Veterans

October 31, 2017

TGSP 105 Shownotes:

0:00-1:30 Jeremy introduces TGSP this week and Lou Celli, National Director of Veteran Affairs & Rehabilitation for the American Legion.

1:30-3:50 Lou Celli explains what the American veterans would like to see with Cannabis research and PTSD and Resolution 28.

3:50-5:25 Mr. Celli talks about doctors prescribing opioids and veterans being able to have access to anything of medicinal value to them including cannabis. Lou also speaks about stigma, or what he calls “the snicker factor.”

5:25-8:15 Jeremy talks about stigma. Lou explains that he was approached by veteran advocates who wanted him to look into cannabis use, he admits that stigma took over. Lou educates the audience on the work Dr. Sue Sisley is doing in space.

8:15-11:55 Jeremy introduces Dr. Sue Sisley, the Doctor goes on to explain the research she is doing with cannabis use and PTSD.

11:55-12:30 Lou Celli explains that it was time to take a position on Cannabis, one way or the other.

12:35-13:25 Mr. Celli speaks about the Government Agencies “official” opinions on cannabis use.

13:40-15:25 We hear about Secretary of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin– a medical professional.

15:25-17:00 Lou explains stories about veterans walking away from opioids to explore cannabis.

17:10-18:35 We hear from Lou Celli on where he sees the next two years going within Cannabis research.

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