TITUS LEADS BIPARTISAN EFFORT URGING VA TO CHANGE MEDICAL MARIJUANA POLICY

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Steve Daines, and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Dina Titus, and Dana Rohrabacher led a bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives on a letter urging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to change its current policy to allow VA doctors to discuss and recommend marijuana as a treatment option in states where medical marijuana has been legalized.

VHA Directive 2011-004, which expires January 31, 2016, prohibits VA doctors from recommending medical marijuana as a treatment option to veterans, even in states where it is legal. Under the current system, VA patients and doctors are discouraged from being honest with each another about medical marijuana.

To read more: https://titus.house.gov/press-releases/titus-leads-bipartisan-effort-urging-va-to-change-medical-marijuana-policy

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