New Bill Would Protect Veterans from Losing Federal Benefits for Marijuana Use
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New Bill Would Protect Veterans from Losing Federal Benefits for Marijuana Use

The new legislation would also allow VA physicians to recommend medical cannabis to patients.

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April 11, 2019

The current policy of the Veterans Affairs does not deny benefits to veterans based on participation in state-based medical marijuana programs, but the bill introduced in Congress Wednesday would ensure no future policy or administration could change that.

The new bill also would allow VA physicians to recommend medical cannabis to patients.

Military veterans in states where marijuana is now legal would be fully protected from losing federal benefits for marijuana use in the future, based on the new bill introduced by Florida Congressman Greg Steube, a veteran himself.

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