U.S. military veterans would be allowed to receive recommendations for medical marijuana from government doctors under legislation approved by the Senate on Monday.

The provision, part of large-scale legislation to fund parts of the federal government including the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) through Fiscal Year 2019, would also protect veterans from losing their government benefits as a result of cannabis use that is legal under state law.

The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 86 to 5. The House and Senate have previously adopted versions of the cannabis recommendation rider, but it has never been enacted into law. 

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Tom Angell ~ MarijuanaMoment.net ~

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