Organization Throws Event To Give Free Cannabis For Military Veterans, Brings Attention To An Important Issue


Over the years, there has been more and more research into using cannabis as a way to help military veterans with a multitude of ailments, including PTSD, pain suppression and depression. This week, Colorado’s Operation Grow 4 Vets, made it possible for veterans to get the cannabis–for free.

The Operation Grow 4 Vets giveaway in Colorado Springs attracted about 1,000 people to a local hotel. According to an article in the Boston Globe, the event was “aimed to bring cannabis-based treatments to veterans with service-related conditions as an alternative to pain medications.”

Marijuana activists have failed to get post-traumatic stress disorder added to the Colorado list of medical conditions that qualify for joining the medical marijuana registry. Now that pot is legal for all adults over 21, organizers are free to give away marijuana.

By the way, not all of ten people at the event that got bags were veterans. A $20-dollar donation from nonveterans also got non-veterans a bag.

The organization was founded by veteran Roger Martin, who will be a featured guest on a future episode of The National Marijuana News.


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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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