March 10, 2020

Rep. Correa’s Veterans Cannabis Research Act To Go Before Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Bill Is One Step Closer To Passage

Washington, DC - Today Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA-46) released the following statement regarding the announcement that H.R.712 - VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019 will go before the by House Veterans' Affairs Committee for markup on Thursday, March 12.

Rep. Correa said, "I am very happy to learn that my bill—the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act—will have its day before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. Our nation's veterans are calling out for alternatives to opioids. Cannabis has the potential to be that alternative.

"My bill puts our veterans first by ensuring the Department of Veterans Affairs takes cannabis seriously and conducts vital medical research into its effectiveness in treating PTSD and chronic pain. Our veterans are depending on us. We owe it to every veteran to never stop looking for ways to treat their scars."


Rep. Lou Correa represents California’s 46th Congressional District. He serves as Chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, and as the Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Read more here.