(PC: Mike Whiter)
WASHINGTON – For the first time, Veterans Health Administration doctors will be able to authorize medical marijuana use for patients.
Just one day before veterans marched to the White House to lobby for medical marijuana as a treatment for war trauma, the Senate passed legislation allowing doctors to discuss medical cannabis as a treatment option for patients in 23 states.
Last wednesday’s march began at D.C.’s Veterans Affairs Headquarters and headed down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. As part of the protest, the group of veterans threw thousands of empty prescription pill bottles onto the sidewalk.
According to organizers, the bottles were collected from across the country in memory of those “whose sacrifices did not end on the battlefield.”