The last Rolling Thunder event in history will highlight the medical marijuana hypocrisy before its final Memorial Day run this coming weekend after 32 years.
Artie Muller, the founder of Rolling Thunder, Inc, said his group will no longer hold the annual Memorial Day ride.
Because, according to Muller, the Pentagon, and metropolitan police are not cooperating as in the past with organizing the event. And, there is much more red tape than in the past.
Medical Marijuana Rolling Thunder
So, going out with a bang, the Rolling Thunder crew plans to highlight the consistent refusal of Washington DC bureaucrats to move the needle toward a common sense approach to medical marijuana.
Veterans are growing weary of Washington DC bureaucratic gridlock holding up veterans’ access to medical marijuana. So much so, veterans of the Rolling Thunder ride this Memorial Day will be highlighting the issue.
Veterans Cannabis Project is partnering with Harley-Davidson to sponsor the event in Washington DC – – a day of Harleys, free BBQ, and a concert to show support for what is being called marijuana advocacy.
The whole goal of the movement is to change how marijuana is currently classified to allow access for medical reseasons by veterans. Presently, the plant is on the list of Schedule 1 drugs, which is reserved for the most severe drugs like cocaine or heroin.
As a consequence of the classification, the Department of Veterans Affairs refuses to recommend or prescribe the use of medical marijuana to veterans. President Donald Trump promised to resolve this issue specifically but his Administration has yet to do so.
“We know that chronic pain and [post-traumatic stress disorder] are two major contributing factors to veteran suicides, and we know that medical cannabis can be a much safer and even more effective treatment than the cocktail of pills the VA often prescribes us,” Doug Distaso, director of Veterans Cannabis Project, said in a news release.
About Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder is an organization focused on honoring prisoners of war and military members who went missing in action.
For veterans wanting to attend, on Saturday, the concert will run from 11 am to 8 pm. On the Sunday ride, thousands of motorcyclists plan to ride through Washington to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The “Ride for Freedom” event is Sunday starting at around 1:30 pm.