Congress Should End Medical Marijuana Gag Order On V.A. Doctors

Doctors seek alternatives to opioids

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  As soon as this afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which sets the budget for the Veterans Administration (V.A.). Representatives Blumenauer (D-OR), Heck (R-NV), Gibbard (D-HI), Reed (R-NY), Lee (D-CA), Rohrabacher (R-CA), and Titus (D-NV) will be re-introducing the Veterans Read the full article…

House Nears Vote On Ending Feds’ Medical Marijuana Crackdown

Floor debate on the spending bill begins Wednesday evening. The amendment may come up for a vote late Wednesday or on Thursday.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  President Barack Obama said in December 2012 his administration had “bigger fish to fry” than legal recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington. But some members of his Department of Justice have continued to wage war on medical marijuana in states that allow it. That would end if a bipartisan amendment to a spending bill Read the full article…