Don Young co-sponsors bill that could give veterans access to medical marijuana

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) Don Young is a co-sponsor of the Veterans Equal Access Act, a bill that could allow Veterans access to Medical Marijuana.

In an email to his constituents Young said "I believe patients should have the choice to pursue alternative treatments like medical marijuana. I am proud to be an original cosponsor on the Veterans Equal Access Act, which would take steps to assist our veterans in getting the treatment they deserve."

The Department of Veterans Affairs prohibits its medical providers from recommending or issuing guidance to patients hoping to access medical marijuana programs in states where they are legal.

Don Young conducted an online survey asking "Do you believe that veterans should have the option of utilizing medicinal marijuana in states where it is legal?"

As of Saturday 90% say yes, 7% say no, and 3% say they are not sure.

The survey is located at donyoung.house.gov

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