A bipartisan duo introduced a congressional bill on Friday that would make clear that U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors can discuss state-legal marijuana programs with veterans. Reps. Conor Lamb (D-PA) and Peter Meijer (R-MI) filed the legislation—titled the Fully Informed Veteran Act—which would be allowing VA doctors to provide basic information and resources about state-legal cannabis programs to veterans. As far as veteran and marijuana-specific legislation is concerned, this is an especially modest reform. The VA secretary “shall authorize physicians and other health care providers of the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide to veterans who are residents of States with State-approved marijuana programs information regarding the participation of such veterans in such programs,” the text states.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 06/01/2021 15:23:00