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In this March 10, 2016, photo,f ormer U.S. Marine, Mike Whiter smokes marijuana before he starts editing a video project at his home in Philadelphia. A growing number of states are debating whether to legalize marijuana for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. But for an increasing number of veterans, the debate is over. They’re using marijuana to alleviate PTSD-induced nightmares and anxiety, even it’s banned by the federal government and remains illegal in their state. The trend raises questions about marijuana's safety among a vulnerable group of veterans at a time when major studies have yet to prove the drug's effectiveness. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
In this March 10, 2016, photo,f ormer U.S. Marine, Mike Whiter smokes marijuana before he starts editing a video project at his home in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Veterans are using pot to ease PTSD, despite scant research

A growing number of states are weighing whether to legalize marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. But for many veterans, the debate is already over.

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Help for NJ veterans facing legal problems

As we begin a new year, officials in Ocean County are kicking off a new program this week to help veterans facing mostly minor charges avoid the criminal justice system, and get the mental help treatment they need.

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Members of the Air Force laugh before an event with President Barack Obama at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Members of the Air Force laugh before an event with President Barack Obama at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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Congressman MacArthur creates business incentives for hiring vets (Listen)

We spoke with Congressman Tom MacArthur as to what he's doing to serve our former military members, and create business incentives for hiring veterans.

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(Photo Credit: John, Jax's Dad)
(Photo Credit: John, Jax's Dad)
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Jax’s brother Matt: Why I’m joining the Marines (Listen)

Not many 17-year-olds have military service at the top of their to-do lists, but Jax's brother Matt isn't your typical New Jersey teen.

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Homeless U.S. military veterans salute the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Homeless U.S. military veterans salute the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Community for Hope offers NJ vets housing and health aid

This morning we spoke to Michael Armstrong, the CEO of Community Hope and a veteran himself, whose organization provides a variety of housing services and mental health programs for U.S. veterans.

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West Coast Marines Are First to Get New Uniforms
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Happy 240th Birthday to the Marine Corps (Watch)

Happy 240th Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps!

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Silhouette of veteran US Army Colonel Chaplain wearing hat and saluting with an American flag flying behind him.
Silhouette of veteran US Army Colonel Chaplain saluting. (Photo credit: ThinkStock)
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VA enters stretch on goals for homelessness, claims backlog

Six years ago, the Obama administration set the ambitious goal of ending veteran homelessness in 2015 and ending the backlog in disability claims.

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Townsquare Cares for our veterans: Why your support matters

Townsquare Cares isn't about awareness- it's about directly affecting lives.

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Members of the New Jersey National Guard during the Pass in Review in Sea Girt
Members of the New Jersey National Guard during the Pass in Review in Sea Girt (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Growing concern for treatment of veterans, poll finds

As we get set to officially recognize the service of veterans tomorrow, a new FDU PublicMind poll finds that the vast majority of all Americans believe the United States is shortchanging its veterans.

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Join Bill Spadea as he supports our veterans through Townsquare Cares

Here's your chance to give back to those who give it all to protect our freedom.

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