cannabis researcher with plant and bottle of oil

New Federal Bill Appropriates Millions Toward University-Sponsored Cannabis Research

“This bill will facilitate trusted university partners to engage in the kinds of research that will best equip state and federal lawmakers and regulators to develop effective cannabis policies based on public health and safety, will allow consumers to make more informed choices, and will help train the next generation of cannabis researchers.”

Military Veterans

Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act Reintroduced in Both Chambers of Congress

The legislation provides a temporary five-year “safe harbor” in which veterans will not be punished for state-legal cannabis use and VA doctors will be able to officially recommend medical cannabis in accordance with state laws. The VA would also be mandated to study the potential benefits of cannabis for veterans to treat pain, PTSD, and other conditions.