House Committee Blocks Attempt to Let VA Docs Recommend Marijuana

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    Starting to think that maybe Congress needs to kick back in their chambers and light up a few, hell things might get done with more clarity but nope they’d rather stick with overprescribing ‘Murica so the lobbyists can keep adding to the campaign account – PB/TK

    House Committee Blocks Attempt to Let VA Docs Recommend Marijuana – By Nikki Wentling / July 26 2017

    WASHINGTON — A House committee has struck down a measure allowing Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to discuss and recommend medical marijuana to veterans in states where the drug is legal, blocking it from debate Wednesday on the House floor.

    The “Veterans Equal Access” measure has been debated and voted on the past three years in the House as an amendment to the VA appropriations bill, and it passed the House with a vote of 233-189 in 2016. After Tuesday’s vote of the House Rules Committee, it won’t have that chance this year.

    “This provision overwhelmingly passed on the House floor last year — and bipartisan support has only grown. It’s outrageous that the Rules Committee won’t even allow a vote for our veterans,” Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., said in a prepared statement. “They deserve better. They deserve compassion.”

    Continue to military.com article: http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/07/26/house-committee-blocks-attempt-let-va-docs-recommend-marijuana.html

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