CARERS Act of 2019 — An In-Depth Look at this Long Overdue Legislation

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The first piece of cannabis reform legislation introduced in the 116th Congress is H.R.127– Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act of 2019. Sponsored by Cannabis Caucus Chair Rep. Don Young (R-AK) and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), this year marks the third time that the CARERS Act has been filed since its first introduction in 2015. The bill includes several provisions: it protects cannabis patients and businesses in compliance with their state laws from federal prosecution; excludes cannabidiol (CBD) from the federal definition of ‘marijuana’; compels the Attorney General and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to license additional medical cannabis cultivators and researchers; and authorizes doctors in the Department of Veterans Affairs to recommend medical cannabis to veteran patients in-line with respective state law.

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Texas NORML: Veterans Conference

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Join Texas Veterans for our statewide Veterans Conference at our Capitol in Austin, noon to 5pm in the Capitol Legislative Conference Center, Room E2.002. We will hear veterans, patients and caregivers discuss how our healing plant helps their PTSD, chronic pain and other serious conditions.

Please pre-register. This will allows us to ensure we adequate resources for all attendees. Please note that there is an option to purchase a Texas Veteran shirt with your free registration. These shirts will only be available for advance purchase, as we cannot sell them at the Capitol.

We will discuss:

*Medical marijuana bill and strategy for the 2019 legislative session

*Federal marijuana legislation that affects veterans

We invite patients and caregivers to join us for this event. This event is free and family friendly.

After Social – Brick Oven (1209 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701). This will be an informal get together. Each person will be responsible for their own tab.

Senate Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans

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Two Democratic U.S. senators filed legislation on Wednesday that would effectively legalize medical marijuana for military veterans and let government doctors help them access it.

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