Narrow Defeat in Congress for Veterans

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Congress narrowly defeated an amendment to the House Military Construction & Veterans Affairs & Related Agencies Appropriations Act (HR 4486), offered by Reps. Blumenauer (D-OR), Farr (D-CA) and Rohrabacher (R-CA), that would permit Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend marijuana to veterans whom they think would benefit from marijuana.

Nevertheless, the vote was a historic marker insofar as 195 members of Congress voted in favor of medical marijuana. It was also noteworthy that freshman members voted in favor 44 to 35.

About Douglas Slain

Doug received a JD from Stanford Law School, a MA from the University of Chicago, and a BA from DePauw University (Phi Beta Kappa). After practicing real estate and finance law at then Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, he founded four national monthly law reporting titles now owned by Thomson-Reuters. He served two consecutive terms as chairman of the American Bar Association’s General Practice section’s Professional Responsibility Committee. Slain was an ABA-appointed rule of law consultant to the Ministry of Economy for the Republic of Latvia as its secured transactions adviser. He taught briefly at Stanford Law School as an adjunct clinical law professor. Slain has been the managing partner of Private Placement Advisors since August 2009. In January 2013 he founded Outliers Network.

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