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Congress Votes To Permit Military Veterans Access To Medical Cannabis

Members of the US House of Representatives voted today for the first time to expand military veterans’ access to medicinal cannabis in states that allow it. Members of the US Senate Appropriations Committee previously voted in April in favor of a similar provision. The House and Senate versions of FY 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill will now face a concurrence vote prior to being sent to the President.

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Congress Unveils 2016 Omnibus Spending Bill, Reauthorizes Marijuana Protections

Members of Congress this morning unveiled the 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill, legislation that is responsible for funding the federal government through the 2016 fiscal year. While stand alone marijuana related bills rarely gain traction in Congress, the annual omnibus appropriations bill has become a tool for federal lawmakers to pass marijuana related language into annual spending guidelines.