A new bill sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) would protect military veterans from losing government benefits for using medical marijuana in compliance with state law, reported Marijuana Moment.

Under the proposed legislation, military veterans would no longer have to fear losing federal benefits for using medical marijuana. The measure would allow U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors to discuss with their patients the potential risks and benefits of cannabis.

Over the past Congresses, Steube supported this reform, filing versions of the “Veterans Cannabis Use for Safe Healing Act,” which prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from denying VA benefits due to participation in state-legal cannabis programs. This latest version is identical to the bill he introduced last Congress.

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