Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Veterans Medical Marijuana Amendment
This is absolutely awesome news. The first time the Senate ever votes on a medical marijuana bill, it passes. The vote was 18-12. The Senate Appropriations Committee pushed forward the Veterans Equal Access Amendment, which would allow the Veterans Administration (VA) to legally recommend medical marijuana to people who have served in the nations military.
The bipartisan amendment, co-sponsored by Sens. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), this is just a part of the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act introduced last March, which would legalize medical marijuana across the country. For everyone. Today’s vote was a baby step toward that national goal.. The drum beat is getting louder. The march for freedom is absolutely an unstoppable train. Now our nations most beloved members can get access to medicine that actually helps them. Sadly, veterans in states with less freedoms, still face jail time for trying to ease their pain. Pain, often caused in service to this country.
Look carefully, freedom is happening all around us. If you happen to live within a handful of states, you can breathe that freedom in, deeply. You can taste it. You can live it. I hope 12 months from now, we can look back on 2015 as the year that marijuana finally was put back on the shelf as a viable medicine, a viable therapy, and a viable way to have a completely safe, insanely awesome time.