Allowing Patients – Including Veterans – to Access Necessary Care without Fear of Federal Prosecution
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, March 10, at 12:30 PM, Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will announce new bipartisan legislation to allow patients, doctors and businesses in states that have already passed medical marijuana laws to participate in those programs without fear of federal prosecution.
Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia, and 12 states have laws regulating cannabidiol oils, a non-psychotropic component of medical marijuana used to treat seizures. However, federal laws leave those who prescribe, use and sell medical marijuana vulnerable to arrest. The bill will make overdue reforms to ensure patients – including veterans receiving care from VA facilities in states with medical marijuana programs – access the care they need. The senators will be joined by patients, their families, and advocates.
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM ET
Location: SVC 203
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