Tuesday the senate passed the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, according to High Times. This bill will allow veterans to use medical marijuana to treat their symptoms without fear of government interference.
Prior to this new measure being passed, veterans could lose other prescriptions previously issued, or face other federal consequences for obtaining a medical card.
“Veterans in medical marijuana states should be treated the same as any other resident, and should be able to discuss marijuana with their doctor,” said Michael Collins, from Drug Policy Alliance. “It makes no sense that a veteran can’t use medical marijuana if it helps them and it is legal in their state.”
This is not the first time a bill of this sort has been proposed. In late April the measure was struck down 213-210. To read more about the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, check out the full High Times story.