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#1 slappyman

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Posted February 12 2011 - 09:38 AM

I know that we have a variety of people on this forum and I'm hoping that I can get an answer to a question that popped into my head last night.

What happens if you are collecting disability from the Federal Government and you apply for and receive a medical marijuana card in a state where it is legal?

I've heard that you automatically lose your benefits. I find this hard to swallow as if I remember reading correctly that the VA is going to start letting vets use cannabis for treatment of PTSD.

Can somebody that is in this situation enlighten me.
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Posted February 12 2011 - 09:46 AM

One thing has nothing to do with the other. States regulate medical marijuana, not the Feds, so they have no way of knowing whether you're a mmj patient or not. The only issue that comes close is the VA one, and now that mmj is legal in D.C. they'll have a hard time stopping vets from using it. It's the perfect medicine for PTSD.

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Posted February 12 2011 - 10:23 AM

I'm happy for the citizens of D.C. they've been waiting a long time. I do have a hard time trying to figure out how Congress can decide that it's OK for the citizens of the district but not for the rest of us. There is a bill H.R.2835 that's been stuck in commitee since 2009 that would make Medical Marijuana legal at the Federal level depending on state law of course.

Edit: H.R. 2835 has ceased to be.

Edited by slappyman, February 12 2011 - 10:27 AM.
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Posted February 21 2011 - 02:50 PM

Recently i have been considering getting my medicinal marijuana papers signed. I live in Canada and I am not clear on what I can and can not do with the medicinal marijuana (such as how much i can grow and carry on me at once)

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Posted February 21 2011 - 02:55 PM

I'm on Social Security Disability and have my medical marijuana card and there is no loss of benefits for me.
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Posted February 21 2011 - 02:56 PM

my friend is in the Va hospital. I took him some weed yesterday..
sadly he smokes more tobacco though... not to change the subject..


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Posted November 23 2011 - 08:29 PM

I just moved to Washington State and want to get my medical marijuana card. It is the only thing that really helps symptoms.

I am on social security disability and am worried that if they find out I will lose my benefits.

I've heard opinions back and forth but has anyone actually dealt with social security about this? Talked to a lawyer or someone at Social Security?

I'm really nervous.

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Posted November 24 2011 - 06:29 AM

The Feds can't seem to get their heads out of their ass on this issue...... Maybe talk to a lawyer but don't even mention it to someone at Social Security.

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