My boyfriend is a veteran. He suffers from extreme chronic pain, chronic knee/neck/back/eye/hearing pain—all associated with being in the Army. Not to mention the psychological trauma. He has tried EVERY prescription pain killer. He always took them as prescribed, following doctor’s orders. Nothing has come close to helping. I believe it would be beneficial for him to try medical marijuana due to its claimed benefits. However, he is hesitant to ask his non-VA doctor for a prescription because he knows that if the VA finds out he is taking medical marijuana, he could no longer receive benefits.