Senate Committee Approves Medical Marijuana for Veterans

This is really interesting news and it will be intriguing to see where this goes; and then, it will be interesting to see if there’s a mass exodus of veterans from their homes of records to medical marijuana states; or will it be more likely that other states will be forced to pass medical marijuana laws because of the impact it has to help veterans.

Senate Committee Approves Medical Marijuana for Veterans.

Congress can’t seem to get the veterans hospital in Aurora straightened out, but a Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to a Veterans Affairs funding bill yesterday that would allow Veterans Health Administration doctors to recommend medical marijuana to patients in states where it is legal.

The 2016 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, amended and approved by the committee Thursday afternoon, provides the budget for the Department of Veteran Affairs and would lift the ban on VA physicians prescribing cannabis for their patients. Introduced by Senators Steve Daines of Montana and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, the bipartisan amendment passed 18-12 and would mark the first time that the United States Senate has enacted marijuana law reform — if the bill is eventually signed into law by President Barack Obama.

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