S.3409 - Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] (Introduced 09/05/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/05/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3409 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/05/2018)
Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act
This bill allows: (1) a veteran to use, possess, or transport medical marijuana in accordance with applicable state law; (2) a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) physician to discuss with a veteran the use of medical marijuana as a treatment if the physician is in a state that authorizes such treatment; or (3) a VA physician to recommend, complete forms for, or register veterans for participation in a state-approved medical marijuana treatment program.
The VA shall report to Congress regarding: (1) the effects of medical marijuana on veterans in pain; and (2) the relationship between state-approved medical marijuana treatment programs, program access, and opioid abuse reduction.