Thank You to the veterans who spoke at the American Legion
This is the first time that an American Legion post gave access to a cannabis activist group. This was a very big deal for multiple reasons. First, the American Legion supports the de-scheduling of cannabis for research reasons alone and speak upon these issues directly from the Legion and not an outside source.
Second, normally cannabis forums are held in places that are not a very political venue because they are not allowed. Normally you will see rallies and marches for political reasons in front of city halls and government buildings, but not very often will you see a forum to educate the public at a venue that has such a strong political influence on the country where veterans are concerned.
Third, is the fact that they took that leap. Many of my fellow activist normally will not consider places like the VFW or American Legion to hold a venue on medical marijuana. I can understand why, but if we just ask we might be surprised at the answer. The American Legion took a risk, they knew that this subject needs to be talked about and if it can help veterans then it is their duty to allow it.