Lawmakers on Capitol Hill filed companion bills on Tuesday in the House and Senate to make it legal under federal law for military veterans to “use, possess, or transport medical marijuana” in accordance with state policies.

The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), is called The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act.

Aside from shielding veterans who use medical cannabis under local laws from being harassed by federal officials, the proposal makes clear that Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors can issue medical marijuana recommendations to their patients.

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Tom Angell ~ MarijuanaMoment.net

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