Rep. Lee: Fight to end restrictions on veterans’ access to medical marijuana

Generic 9 November 2019 |

Barbara Lee is a member of Congress representing California’s 13th District As a supporter of NORML, I know that you’re aware of the damage that unjust marijuana prohibition continues to inflict across the country, especially on communities of color. What you may not know, is that one group that prohibition falls hard upon is our […]

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My Legislation On Veterans Cannabis Access Was Just Heard

Generic 1 May 2019 | 0 Comments

A poll commissioned by the American Legion showed that more than 1 in 5 veterans self-reported using marijuana to alleviate a medical or physical condition. VA healthcare providers, however, are prohibited from providing the paperwork necessary to complete a state-legal medical cannabis recommendation, forcing military veterans to seek the advice of a private, out-of-network physician. […]

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House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee To Hear Three Cannabis Bills

Generic 30 April 2019 | 0 Comments

On April 30, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing for multiple pieces of legislation, including the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act, the Veterans Equal Access Act and the Veterans Cannabis Use for Safe Healing Act. In the last Congress, the previous iteration of the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act was passed […]

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Veterans Medical Marijuana Access Legislation Introduced In House and Senate

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Today, Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) 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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Bicameral Legislation To Force The VA To Conduct Research

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Representatives Lou Correa (D-CA) and Clay Higgins (R-LA) and Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) have introduced legislation, HR 712 / S. 179: The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019 to facilitate federally-sponsored clinical research into the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis among veterans. The legislation “would direct VA to conduct clinical research with […]

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