The Struggle is Real for Republicans and Legal Cannabis in America

After Senate Republicans prevented a procedural vote to advance the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act, its future remains uncertain. The plan requires research by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to investigate the medicinal use of marijuana for veterans who have PTSD and persistent pain. The loss of the cloture vote casts doubt on the chances of other bipartisan marijuana proposals, such as cannabis banking reform, even though the bill isn’t officially dead. Legislators and veteran advocacy organizations still fight for medicinal marijuana research and access for veterans despite this setback.