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Veterans win battle for medical marijuana

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment in July to allow military veterans to obtain medical marijuana recommendations through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“This is just the first of what will likely be a series of cannabis votes on Capitol Hill this year, and we expect to continue seeing strong bipartisan margins in support of scaling back federal prohibition,” Tom Angell, founder and chairman of Marijuana Majority, said in a statement. “That’s because a growing number of senators and House members represent constituents who have voted at the ballot box to enact new marijuana laws that stand in stark contrast to outdated federal laws.”