Top 5 Veterans News: April 19th, 2018

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  1. Coming Back From A ‘Free Fall’: Addressing Female Veteran Suicide. Female veterans are nearly 2 ½ times more likely to commit suicide than civilian women, according to data from the Veterans Administration Suicide Prevention Program.
  2. Wantage man is 3,000th to get County Veteran’s ID Card. For Sussex County Clerk Jeffrey Parrott, finding a way to thank local veterans is more of a passion than a job description.
  3. Veteran lawmaker wants Congress to honor Southwest pilot as a civilian and military hero. One of Congress’ military aviation veterans is pushing for her colleagues to honor a fellow female veteran for her actions to land a passenger plane whose engine exploded mid-flight this week.
  4. GOP lawmakers want to tap Vikings stadium fund for veteran nursing homes. House Republicans on Wednesday proposed tapping a rainy day fund for the Minnesota Vikings’ stadium to build new nursing homes for military veterans.
  5. ‘We should see if it works’: Lawmakers want Veterans Affairs to study whether pot is safer than painkillers. A bipartisan measure introduced this week in the House would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to research whether marijuana is a viable substitute for highly addictive opioids in treating former military personnel suffering from post-
    traumatic stress and chronic pain.

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  1. J Griffin April 22, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    the problem is not only the (likely) potential for GMO-related invasion of the industry, it’s the patent for its development, granted to HHS in 2003 (#6,630,507), which expires next April, 2019. As anyone knows, once a patent is granted, the patent-holder can outlaw or undermine any prospective patent using the same plant, from further development–as an infringement against the original patent and its protected processes.

    Eventually, likely starting in December, 2018, you’ll start to see corporate takeover of the plant’s functions and developments, and (once again) it will be illegal to “grow your own.”

    Dontcha just love America?

    …unless, of course, the original patent gets extended…

    you can patent Mother Nature, yes you can.

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