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The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Tuesday approved a measure to increase the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) research on medical marijuana.
The measure, which could come to a vote before the summer, would clarify the agency’s ability to research medical marijuana as a possible treatment for conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The article goes on to state the following:
The House VA panel also voted to advance a series of other measures, including giving veterans more access to private-sector donors and expanding caregiver stipends for military families,according to Military Times.
Lawmakers hope that the package can become law by Memorial Day.
The medical marijuana bill, which received unanimous support, also requires the VA to regularly report on the research to Congress.
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