The VA prescribes opiods which are far more adictive and have many more side effects than marijuanna. As a long time sufferer of damaged nerves, I can testify that opiods don't work while marijuanna does. Once I started using it, the pain disappeared. The side effects were none. The effects lasted longer than could be achieved with opiods. The VA should provide medicinal cannabis and support research into the use of this falsely maligned drug.