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Remember last month, when everyone started jumping for joy about Congress actually helping vets? Well, the celebration was premature. Thanks to a select committee of #&$@#$^’s, the bills have been gutted, leaving no trace of the landmark legislation behind.
Why everyone got so excited
Just last month, the US House of Representatives passed an amendment that would have allowed VA doctors to recommend cannabis. Simultaneously, the Senate passed a funding bill for the VA with an attached provision for medical marijuana.
With both the House and Senate in approval, all that remained was to reconcile the differences in the two bills and send it to Obama to sign. It would have marked a major milestone in the battle to give equal access to veterans living in legal states.