- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not votedIntroducedNovember 14th, 2018
Many veterans are already using medical marijuana, and the VA should support this in its official policy and the healthcare that it delivers to them. It’s unrealistic for the VA to prohibit or discourage medical marijuana use, given that many veterans are already using it — so the VA’s official policy should reflect this reality.
The VA’s official policy already states that veterans’ VA benefits aren’t affected by legal medical marijuana use, so this bill is superfluous — all that’s needed to achieve this bill’s goals is for the VA to promulgate its existing policy more clearly. Similarly, in January 2018, the VA directed clinical staff and pharmacists to discuss medical marijuana use with patients in the context of drug interactions and other aspects of their care.