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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Pushes for Change on Medical Marijuana Rules in Veterans Affairs

Body and Mind
Body and Mind February 4, 2016
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Corey Sipkin, New York Daily News
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Photo credit:  Corey Sipkin, New York Daily News

In a state where medical marijuana is legal, shouldn’t patients be able to discuss medical marijuana options with their doctors? That is what New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing for regarding the rules that govern Veterans Affairs.

Medical marijuana is legal in Nevada, and therefore here in Las Vegas. If patients are interested in medical marijuana, we encourage them to discuss medical marijuana options with their doctors, as well as use medical marijuana responsibly.

“U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow its doctors to discuss medical marijuana with patients in states where medical marijuana is legal.

Gillibrand is holding a news conference at her Manhattan office Sunday to urge a change in the current VA policy.

The policy prohibits VA doctors from recommending medical marijuana as a treatment option to veterans, even in states like New York where medical marijuana is legal. The policy is up for renewal Monday.”

Read More of the Senator Gillibrand Medical Marijuana Article by Associated Press and New York Daily News

 

Body and Mind
Body and Mind February 4, 2016

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