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Sen. Kaine introduces bill to allow veterans access to medical marijuana through VA

Sen. Kaine introduces bill to allow veterans access to medical marijuana through VA

Elizabeth Tyree |

Sen. Tim Kaine joined Senator Brian Schatz to introduce legislation to allow doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to discuss and potentially recommend medical marijuana to veterans in states that have established medical marijuana programs.

The bill will create a temporary, five-year safe harbor protection for veterans who use medical marijuana and their doctors and direct the VA to research the effects of medical marijuana on veterans in pain as well as the relationship between medical marijuana programs and a potential reduction in opioid abuse among veterans.

Sen. Kaine introduces bill to allow veterans access to medical marijuana through VA






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