Medical Marijuana Bill Widening Options for Military Veterans Revived with Bipartisan Support
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Medical Marijuana Bill Widening Options for Military Veterans Revived with Bipartisan Support

H.R. 1647 would “authorize Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers to provide recommendations and opinions to veterans regarding participation in State marijuana programs.”

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March 13, 2019

Veterans would have greater access to medical marijuana under a bipartisan-supported proposal reintroduced in the House of Representatives recently, and more than a dozen members of Congress have already backed the bill’s latest version.

Filed Friday, H.R. 1647, would “authorize Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers to provide recommendations and opinions to veterans regarding participation in State marijuana programs,” according to its language.

It was introduced by Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Oregon Democrat, and is currently co-sponsored by 12 colleagues, including four Republicans.

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