Constituent Survey | March 2019
Dear Alaskans,

America's veterans put their lives on the line to defend our freedom and way of life. I have long believed that we should be doing all that we can to ensure they receive the best medical care possible well after their service ends. Our nation's veterans deserve patient-centered care that works for them. Empowering them to choose the best course of treatment is critical.

As it stands, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) prohibits its medical providers from recommending or issuing guidance to patients hoping to access medical marijuana programs in states where they are legal. Veterans suffer from PTSD and depression at alarming rates, and others experience chronic pain. In a time where opioid abuse is so widespread, I believe patients should have the choice to pursue alternative treatments like medical marijuana. I am proud to be an original cosponsor on the Veterans Equal Access Act, which would take steps to assist our veterans in getting the treatment they deserve.

Alaska is home to thousands of veterans, so I wanted to get your input on this critical issue. I hope you'll take a moment to complete my survey below and share your views with me.

Thank you,
   Congressman Don Young

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