$1.1 Trillion Budget to Impact People in Pain, Medical Marijuana, Veterans and Medical Device ...

When President Obama signed a huge tax and spending law to keep the government running and avoid a year-end budget showdown, there were a few things tucked into the $1.1 trillion law that directly impact people in chronic pain – namely medical marijuana, veterans who need opioids, and tax breaks for medical device manufacturers.

DOJ to Back-Off on Medical Marijuana Criminal Action

The bill blocks the Department of Justice from taking criminal action against individuals and organizations that are licensed in states that have passed medical marijuana laws.

“The federal government will finally respect the decisions made by the majority of states that passed medical marijuana laws,” said Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) to The Huffington Post.  “This is great day for common sense because now our federal dollars will be spent more wisely on prosecuting criminals and not sick patients.”

Veterans in Need of Opioids for Pain Management

The bill...

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