Hey Dog Star,
This law was not granting special privilege to veterans, but granting them the same options available to others in medical friendly states.
Previously, if veterans used medically recommended cannabis, they could have been stripped of their VA benefits.
At least that is how I understand it.
And for people that are often shafted for their service, whether voluntary or compulsory, to be able to use a safe,natural and effective medicine, that they can probably grow themselves, is a blessing that none should be denied, as you stated.