To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use the authority of the Secretary to conduct and support research on the efficacy and safety of medicinal cannabis, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Minnesota's 1st congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 18, 2018
Length: 6 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on May 8, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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55 Cosponsors (44 Democrats, 11 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Curbelo Condemns Attorney General’s Roadblocking of Legal American Businesses After DEA Allows Canadian THC & CBD Imports for Research”
— Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 19, 2018
“Rep. Correas Veterans Cannabis Research Bill Passes Committee”
— Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46] (Co-sponsor) on May 8, 2018
Apr 16, 2018
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May 8, 2018
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H.R. 5520 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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