LAS VEGAS -- Medical marijuana dispensaries may become a legal reality within the valley soon; however, one group in southern Nevada won't get any help obtaining medical cannabis.
All of the doctors within the Veteran Affairs system said they will not supply or prescribe marijuana because federal laws still classify it as an illegal substance. Over a year ago Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder became a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Nevada, but combat veterans who qualify can't go through their normal healthcare providers to get it.
“I feel very on edge, always very tense, I can't seem to take anything easily,” Marvin Carter, veteran of Marine Corps said.
Carter said he's felt this way ever since his plane crashed in North Africa. He was headed to the continent to conduct a covert mission.
Carter said his condition has even affected the way he eats at restaurants.