Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) Continues Push For Medical Marijuana For Veterans


“The amendment would not have allowed VA doctors to prescribe or provide medical marijuana, but would’ve allowed them to have the open discussions that are so important in providing quality healthcare to our veterans,” Blumenauer said.
Blumenauer(TRNS) — Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) on Wednesday signaled that he is optimistic about the prospects of allowing veterans to gain access to information on medical marijuana for doctors, despite the result of a failed vote in the House of Representatives that would have allowed it.

“I was pleased with the bipartisan support in the debate, the bipartisan support on the floor, and the growing realization that our veterans have the right to be advised by their VA doctor about what is in their best interests, whether that be advice for or against the use of medical marijuana,” Blumenauer said in a statement late Wednesday. “Still, it’s inexplicable and inexcusable that VA doctors can’t answer their patients’ questions and give their best advice.”

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