The Battle Off the Battlefield: Exploring Medical Cannabis Use among U.S. Veterans Looking for Relief

Viridiana Edwards, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

This study analyzed the reasons U.S. veterans use cannabis, focusing on what ways cannabis is socially acceptable, what ways it is viewed as deviant, and to what extent veterans are using cannabis for pain and/or mental relief. To answer these questions, an open and closed ended questionnaire was created and was available online. My results showed that U.S. veterans were using medical cannabis due to the negative side effects from the pharmaceutical medication that they were prescribed, physicians not listening to them during their appointments, and for social integration.

Subject Area

Sociology

Recommended Citation

Edwards, Viridiana, "The Battle Off the Battlefield: Exploring Medical Cannabis Use among U.S. Veterans Looking for Relief" (2019). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI22617637.
https://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI22617637

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