U.S. House Bill Would Allow VA Doctors to Recommend Medical Cannabis

By Marijuana Policy Project

Measure co-sponsored by five Republicans and three Democrats would help veterans suffering from severe injuries, PTSD, and other chronic conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bill vaintroduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday would allow physicians employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend marijuana as a medical treatment to veterans suffering from serious injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other chronic conditions.

Current VA policy prohibits doctors from completing documentation patients must receive in order to obtain medical marijuana under state laws.

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