VA employees work for the federal government and marijuana is federally illegal, doctors shouldn't be able to give their patients access to an illegal substance. This isn't a matter of if marijuana should be legal or not, currently it is illegal. We can't forget that just because it is legal in certain states that doesn't make you free from federal prosecution. Doctors shouldn't be giving patients something they could easily get arrested for. Most importantly federal employees shouldn't suggest their patients break federal law.