Bill Would Allow Veterans Access to Marijuana for PTSD

A bill introduced in Congress would allow Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana for their patients.

The Veterans Equal Access Act, introduced by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) with 10 bipartisan cosponsors last week, would lift a ban on VA doctors giving opinions or recommendations about medical marijuana to veterans who live in states where medical marijuana is permitted.

Some scientists have suggested that marijuana may help post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, which can include anxiety, flashbacks and depression.

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