Congressional Leadership Strips Provisions Facilitating Medical Marijuana Access For Veterans

Generic 11 September 2018 | 0 Comments

Lawmakers have removed language from pending federal legislation that sought to facilitate veterans’ access to medical cannabis in jurisdictions that regulate it. The decision to strip out the Veterans Equal Access Amendment flies in the face of the horrific medical realities that our nation’s heroes who are desperate to mitigate. This move thwarts the will […]

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First Ever Veterans-Focused Medical Bill Introduced In Senate

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Washington, DC: Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) today introduced legislation, The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions. Under existing regulations, VA doctors are not permitted to fill out the mandatory paperwork necessary to […]

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New Federal Employment Protections Bill Introduced For Marijuana Consumers

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Today, Congressman Charlie Crist held a press conference to announce the introduction of the Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act, HR 6589. The bipartisan bill would explicitly bar federal agencies from discriminating against workers solely because of their status as a cannabis consumer, or due to testing positive for marijuana use on […]

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American Legion: One in Five Veterans Use Marijuana To Alleviate A Medical Or Physical Condition

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In a new poll of US service veterans conducted by The American Legion and presented today on Capitol Hill, one in five veterans self-reported using marijuana to alleviate a medical or physical condition. Flanked by lawmakers including Reps Tim Walz, Mark Takano, Julia Brownley, and Matt Gaetz, veterans presented their own personal stories of the […]

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American Legion Resolves In Support Of Expanding Veterans’ Access to Medicinal Cannabis

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The American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, has adopted a resolution calling on federal officials to expand veterans’ access to medical marijuana. The resolution, passed yesterday at the Legion’s annual convention, urges the “United States government to permit VA medical providers to be able to discuss with veterans the use of marijuana […]

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