Senate Approves Veterans Medical Cannabis Access, but ‘Gag Order’ Remains in Effect

Senate Approves Veterans Medical Cannabis Access, but ‘Gag Order’ Remains in Effect

WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday, the Senate approved the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2016 which contained the Veterans Equal Access Amendment.

If signed into law, the amendment would forbid the Veterans Administration from punishing V.A. doctors who write medical cannabis recommendations in states where it is legal to do so.

However, the current “gag order” policy forbidding V.A. physicians from writing medical cannabis recommendations or even discussing the…

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