Still not there, even for the civilian population and it's potential helpful uses of, same found in the veterans community, but the long road, of denial of the existence, PTS, and thus need of very useful treatments for, has gotten shorter, very slowly!!
May 21, 2015 - In a landslide vote, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations voted to the add the Veterans Equal Access Amendment (VEAA) to the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilConVA) Appropriations bill, which sets the budget for the Veterans Administration (VA). The VEAA would end the current gag order preventing VA physicians from recommending or even discussing medical cannabis to veterans in states where medical cannabis programs exist. The bi-partisan amendment was introduced by Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and succeeded by a vote margin of 18-12.
“Today's victorious vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee is nothing short of historic for medical marijuana patients,” said Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access. “Although states have been implementing their own medical marijuana programs since 1996, the Senate has never officially weighed in on the subject. Now the Senate Appropriation Committee has done so by affirming that the gag order on V.A. physicians should be lifted. ”
An amendment containing similar provisions to today’s VEAA amendment received 210 votes in the House Representatives in April, failing by only 3 votes. read more>>>