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Pat Marshall

Drug Policy Alliance:

End the Federal War on Medical Marijuana

Last night the U.S. House voted against allowing Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to discuss and recommend marijuana to their patients.

Over the last week, thousands of advocates like you urged your representatives to vote in favor of the Veterans Equal Access Amendment so that suffering veterans would have access to medical marijuana. But despite immense pressure, we lost by just three votes, 213-210.

While this is a loss — especially for veterans — there are reasons to be optimistic. We picked up 15 more votes than last year, despite our opponents issuing outright lies and using drug war scare tactics. Your advocacy is working — support for medical marijuana is increasing rapidly in Congress.

At the end of the day this bill would have only been a temporary fix, allowing VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana for one year only. That’s why we continue to work with members of the House and Senate to pass the CARERS Act — the most comprehensive medical marijuana bill Congress has ever seen.

The CARERS Act will let states legalize medical marijuana without federal interference, permanentlyallow Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend marijuana to ailing veterans, eliminate barriers to marijuana research, and so much more.

Thank you for getting us so far. But now it’s time to push forward more aggressively, and on more fronts, than ever before. Let’s keep the pressure on — tell your members of Congress to support the CARERS Act!