Tag: Veterans

Bernie Sanders Vows to Expand Veteran Healthcare

U.S. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders has promised to boost healthcare services for military veterans if he is elected, putting a priority on upgrading facilities and hiring more doctors and nurses for the Department of Veterans Affairs. To mark the Veterans Day holiday, Sanders vowed to fill nearly 50,000 slots for doctors, nurses and other […]

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Veterans Allowed to Use with New Cannabis Bill

Military veterans in legalized states would be shielded from losing their federal benefits for marijuana use under a bipartisan bill that was filed in Congress in April. The legislation would also allow physicians at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend medical cannabis to their patients with this new cannabis bill. Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) […]

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Congress Denies Veterans Right to Medical Cannabis

Congress Denies Veterans Right to Medical Cannabis – A congressional conference committee negotiating the final details of funding legislation for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has decided against including a Senate-passed provision that would have allowed military veterans to receive medical marijuana recommendations from their government doctors. Under a bill to fund the […]

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Senators Approve Medical Cannabis for Veterans

Only one day after the House Rules Committee, led by prohibitionist Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), blocked multiple amendments related to cannabis from receiving consideration by the full House, a U.S. Senate panel voted in June to allow doctors with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue medical marijuana recommendations to military veterans. Senate Appropriations Committee approved […]

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No Veterans Equal Access Bill Means No Marijuana For Vets

The Veterans Equal Access Bill has been struck down by Congressional Republicans in theHouse Rules Committee, which prevented the bill from even coming to vote. The intention of the Veterans Equal Access Bill was to allow VA doctors to discuss and recommend medical marijuana to their veteran patients. Despite growing support both from Republican ranks […]

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