Legislation adopted to permit the VA to recommend medical marijuana

marijuanaBy Maria Ines Taracena | Tucson Weekly

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Thursday an amendment that would permit Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana to patients in states where using medicinal cannabis is legal—such as Arizona.

The amendment was attached to a military appropriations bill. The Senate approved a similar amendment in a spending bill that would go into effect in 2017, according to The Huffington Post.

The Veterans Equal Access Amendment, introduced by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, and co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, strikes down a Department of Veterans Affairs prohibition on VA doctors recommending medical marijuana as treatment for veterans who have chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions, the HuffPost writes.

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