American Legion To Trump: Permit Marijuana Research For Vets

| AP Photo American Legion to Trump: Allow marijuana research for vets Under current rules, doctors with the Department of Veterans Affairs cannot even discuss marijuana as an option with patients.
“Even if a state in which a provider practices has a legalized medical marijuana program, federal law prohibits Department of Veterans Affairs physicians from prescribing medical marijuana and from completing forms/paperwork necessary for patients to enroll in State medical marijuana programs.
The change sought by The American Legion would conflict with the strongly anti-marijuana positions of some administration leaders, most vocally Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The request marks a significant turn in the debate over medical marijuana by lending an influential and unexpected voice.
Expectations are growing in Congress that DOJ may even try to roll back medical marijuana laws in 29 states.

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