New Veterans Affairs Rules Allow Docs to Talk About Medical Marijuana

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New Veterans Affairs Rules Allow Docs to Talk About Medical Marijuana

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Doctors and pharmacists at the Veterans Affairs Department have been cleared to talk about the pluses and minuses of medical marijuana use with vets who ask about the drug.

The doctors will still be barred from recommending or prescribing marijuana, but under a new VA directive they will be able to “discuss with the veteran marijuana use, due to its clinical relevance to patient care, and discuss marijuana use with any veterans requesting information about marijuana.”

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