House Committee Approves Medical Cannabis for Veterans

House Committee Approves Medical Cannabis for Veterans

Ganjapreneur report….Two bills aiming to improve veterans’ access to medical cannabis have passed through the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee this week. The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee has advanced two separate pieces of legislation that address veterans’ access to medical cannabis, Marijuana Moment reports. The Veterans Equal Access Act, a proposal put forward by Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D), would let VA doctors make medical cannabis treatment recommendations in states where medical cannabis access is legal. The VA Medical Cannabis Research Act, proposed by California Rep. Lou Correa (D), would require the VA to investigate the effectiveness of medical cannabis in treating PTSD and other afflictions commonly faced by combat veterans. Full report House Committee Approves Medical Cannabis for Veterans   Here’s a press release from the NCIA on the subject   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 12, 2020 CONTACT: Morgan Fox, Media Relations Director 216-334-9564, Media@TheCannabisIndustry.org   House Committee Approves Veterans Affairs Medical Cannabis Bills   Legislation to promote research, protect veteran medical cannabis patients, and allow VA doctors to recommend medical cannabis will proceed to a House floor vote   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Committee on Veterans Affairs approved two bills on Thursday that would loosen restrictions on medical cannabis research and use by veterans. The VA Medical Cannabis Research Act as amended by the committee would require the VA to conduct clinical studies on the medical benefits of cannabis for veterans, and would protect people participating in state medical cannabis programs from losing benefits and services through the VA…

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