Congress Says No To Medical Marijuana For Veterans

“While there was some hope that Congressional lawmakers would offer some sympathy this year with respect to U.S. military veterans and the use of medical marijuana, the outcome of the latest federal spending scheme indicates that Uncle Sam is still not willing to accept that his soldiers need weed.

Last Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate put their seal of approval on a federal spending package intended to keep the federal government in business until the first week of December. But despite the outpouring of support in both chambers this year for an amendment seeking to provide veterans with access to medical marijuana, the proposal was ultimately left out of the final budget signed on Thursday by President Obama….”