20 Dec '17, 6pm

New VA Rules Allow Docs to Talk About Medical Marijuana

New VA Rules Allow Docs to Talk About Medical Marijuana

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." In issuing the new rule earlier this month, the VA reaffirmed its long-standing policy against marijuana use under federal laws including the Controlled Substances Act. The new rule said "providers are prohibited from completing forms or registering veterans for participation in a state-approved marijuana program." Under federal law, marijuana is still listed as a "Schedule 1" drug "with a high potential for ...

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