Following criticism from medical marijuana advocates, particularly those based here in Los Angeles, the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday reversed course and stated it will allow vets being treated at its medical facilities to use cannabis in states like California, where it's legal to do so.
The new policy is expected to take effect next week and cover those 14 states where medical pot use is allowed. V.A. doctors, however, still won't be able to prescribe marijuana in those states. More from the New York Times.