Pubdate: Sat, 24 Jul 2010
Source: New York Times (NY)
Page: A1, Front Page
Author: Dan Frosch
Cited: Veterans for Medical Marijuana Access http://www.veteransformedicalmarijuana.org/
Referenced: The letter to Mr. Krawitz http://drugsense.org/url/qWkiEgE5
V.A. EASING RULES FOR USERS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA
DENVER — The Department of Veterans Affairs will formally allow
patients treated at its hospitals and clinics to use medical
marijuana in states where it is legal, a policy clarification that
veterans have sought for several years.
A department directive, expected to take effect next week, resolves
the conflict in veterans facilities between federal law, which
outlaws marijuana, and the 14 states that allow medicinal use of the
drug, effectively deferring to the states.