US Senate Approves Funding Bill That Allows Veterans to Access Medical Marijuana

US Senate Approves Funding Bill That Allows Veterans to Access Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Senate on Tuesday passed the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Bill, which includes language to allow Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in states where medical marijuana is legal. The language was included as an amendment in the Senate Appropriations committee in May.

“Veterans in medical marijuana states should be treated the same as any other resident, and should be able to discuss marijuana with their…

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