The Washington Post explains that because VA doctors and other employees work for the federal government, they must comply with federal law on marijuana. The federal government classifies marijuana as a “Schedule I” drug, the same as hard drugs such as heroin and cocaine.
Veterans Affairs says that its physicians and chronic pain specialists “are prohibited from recommending and prescribing medical marijuana for PTSD or other pain related issues.” Medical staff are also prohibited from completing paperwork required to enroll in state marijuana programs because they are “federal employees who must comply with federal law,” said Gina Jackson, a VA spokeswoman.
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