Sunday, February 17, 2019
New Congressional Bill Requires VA To Study Medical Marijuana For Veterans
House lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct studies on the benefits of medical marijuana for military veterans.
Reps. Lou Correa (D-CA) and Clay Higgins (R-LA) filed the legislation days after another bipartisan duo in the Senate introduced an identical companion bill.
The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act would mandate research into the potential therapeutic use of cannabis for conditions that commonly afflict veterans such as chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder.