Michael Krawitz

Michael Krawitz (4th from the left) with the leadership of FAAAT in 2018

Michael Krawitz is an US Air force veteran,[1] Executive Director of the non-profit Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access[2] and international advocate for Cannabis policy reform with FAAAT think & do tank.


Krawitz has been involved in the United States,[3] researching the traditions and historicity of cannabis is the country,[4] as well as working to secure access and availability of medical cannabis[5] for veterans,[6] in particular with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs[7][8] and has extended its involvement at the international level since the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the world drug situation in 1998.

Internationally he has been involved in the New-York NGO Committee on Drugs as Executive Committee member,[9] and is a policy adviser of the international organization FAAAT think & do tank[10] for his involvement around the World Health Organization[11][12] and Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs international scheduling of Cannabis.[13][14]


  1. ^ Rick Schettino (August 12, 2018). "Michael Krawitz leaves no soldier behind: The Executive Director of Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access on VA and federal marijuana policies". Pot Network. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  2. ^ Bryce Crawford (July 29, 2010). "MMJ believers embrace Veterans Affairs' new stance". Colorado Springs Independent. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD". The Washington Times. Associated Press. November 26, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Mary Mathre & Michael Krawitz (2012). "Cannabis series ‐ the whole story Part 4: The medicinal use of Cannabis pre‐prohibition". Drugs and Alcohol Today, Vol. 2 Issue: 2, pp.3–7. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  5. ^ Cal Woodward (September 21, 2010). "United States war veterans gain access to medicinal marijuana. CMAJ September 21, 2010 182 (13) 1405–1406; DOI: doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.109-3334". CMAJ. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  6. ^ Ocean Malandra (February 4, 2019). "Cannabis Provides Relief for Vets, Assault Victims With PTSD". Weedmaps News. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  7. ^ Dan Frosch (July 23, 2010). "V.A. Easing Rules for Users of Medical Marijuana". The New York Times. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  8. ^ Michael Krawitz (June 17, 2015). "Veterans Health Administration Policy on Cannabis as an Adjunct to Pain Treatment with Opiates. 2015;17(6):558–561. doi: 10.1001/journalofethics.2015.17.6.pfor2-1506". AMA J Ethics. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  9. ^ New York NGO Committee on Drugs (2016). "Collection of member organization submissions to UNGASS" (PDF). United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  10. ^ Susan Mayor (February 5, 2019). "WHO proposes rescheduling cannabis to allow medical applications – BMJ: first published as 10.1136/bmj.l574 on 5 February 2019". British Medical Journal. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  11. ^ Michael Krawitz (November 16, 2015). "Statement of Michael Krawitz as delivered to the World Health Organization, Expert Committee on Drug Dependance, 16 November 2015" (PDF). World Health Organization. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  12. ^ Aristos Georgiou (February 8, 2019). "WHO RECOMMENDS RESCHEDULING CANNABIS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW FOR FIRST TIME IN HISTORY". Newsweek. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  13. ^ Tom Angell (February 1, 2019). "World Health Organization Recommends Reclassifying Marijuana Under International Treaties". Forbes. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  14. ^ Redaction (February 1, 2019). "OMS quer classificação mais branda para maconha em tratados internacionais". Globo. Retrieved February 8, 2019.

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