INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Our latest WTHR – Howey Politics Indiana Poll showed key races are tightening up. It also showed us how Hoosiers felt on key issues, including medical marijuana. In our exclusive poll, more than seven out of ten Hoosiers believe that medical...
A U.S. Marine veteran in Indiana has registered a nonprofit organization that will push for medical marijuana legalization in his state, according to an Aug. 22, 2016, article at Fox59.com. Jeff Staker started Hoosier Veterans for Medical Cannabis to convince Indiana...
Fox59 – Hoosier veteran says it’s time Indiana legalizes medical marijuana, citing VA prescribing practices
INDIANAPOLIS – Jeff Staker knows the new battle that lies ahead. The Indiana Marine veteran has registered a nonprofit with the state, Hoosier Veterans for Medical Cannabis, and said he is committed to pushing Indiana lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana. “There...
About Our Organization
“Within the US one person every 20 minutes dies of either an accidental and or intentional overdose to prescription pain medication. Doing the math that’s 3 every hour, 72 a day and so forth. It has been report that our Veterans are overdosing at twice the rate of civilians…. in other words 2 of the 3 causalities within the above hour time frame are Veterans. This shouldn’t be, nor does it have too, especially within our great State of Indiana.”
To inform, educate, lobby, support and maintain legislations for the “legal” Medical use of Cannabis within the State of Indiana.
In addition, when we have fought and won for the legalization of Medical Cannabis, HVMC will work with our legislators to continuously review, revise and update legislation as may be necessary from time to time. i.e. recognizing residents from out of State that are Medical Cannabis patients …and so forth.
On a national level HVMC will fight to petition our Federal Government to reduce Cannabis from a Schedule I (fraudulently noted) to a Schedule II rating under the Substance Control Act of 1970 and to petition the Veterans Affairs in making policies to more freely prescribe and recommend Cannabis to our Veterans in lieu of the fatal prescription practices we have been so accustomed too.