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Arkansas: Veterans rally for medical marijuana

The "Arkansans for Compassionate Care" group along with local military veterans gathered at the State Capitol steps Saturday, May 23 in support of legalizing Medical Marijuana.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A group of military veterans used the holiday weekend to rally for a cause.

The "Arkansans for Compassionate Care" group alongside local military veterans gathered on the steps of the state capitol to fight for medical marijuana in Arkansas.

The pro-medical-cannabis group believes that veterans could benefit from the illegal plant, especially when dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.

"They've given so much. And they come home, they suffer from something like PTSD, and all they want to do is give them a handful of pills. They don't care if there's a better alternative," said Melissa Fults with Arkansans for Compassionate Care.

Fults says VA doctors are forbidden to talk with patients about cannabis.

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