House bill would direct veterans affairs to research medical marijuana
House lawmakers introduced a bill Jan. 23 that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct studies on the benefits of medical marijuana for military veterans. Reps. Lou Correa, D-Calif., and Clay Higgins, R-LA, filed the legislation days after another bipartisan duo in the Senate introduced an identical companion bill. The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act would mandate research into the potential therapeutic use of cannabis for conditions that commonly afflict veterans such as chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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