Cannabis In The US
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During an exclusive conversation, wholesale cannabis delivery company Flower Co. said it is now offering a complimentary membership to all U.S. Military veterans through FlowerVets.com. The membership, usually priced at $119 per year, provides access to the company’s catalogue of cannabis products, priced at a 30 to 50 percent discount versus traditional dispensaries.
The California-based cannabis company, founded on the idea that high-quality cannabis should be accessible to those who need it, offers a unique subscription-based model that gives members access to the convenient pricing.
“We built Flower Co. on the premise that every person deserves safe, fair and affordable access to cannabis,” said Ted Lichtenberger, co-founder and CEO of Flower Co. “Our military veterans, who risk their life for our country, are no exception to this, which is why we are offering them a complimentary membership to our services.”
A Strong Partnership
Flower Co. partnered with the Veterans Cannabis Group on this initiative, seeking to support the organization’s mission to advocate for the use of medicinal cannabis to treat the symptoms of PTSD among U.S. Military veterans.
Cannabis and CBD can help veterans with pain, anxiety and PTSD, several studies have shown. Many of these studies have also suggested cannabis provides a safe alternative to pills currently being prescribed to veterans to treat their ailments – many of which have strong side effects and high addictive potential.
„[Cannabis] took a little bit for it to grow on me, but within a month those [pharma] drugs [I was taking previously] were in the trash. It’s a simple solution for a majority of what’s going on.”
“I can attest to the multitude of health issues that veterans face after their service ends,” said Aaron Augustis, U.S. Army Veteran and Founder of Veterans Cannabis Group. “In my experience, the medicinal effects of cannabis have had a positive impact when dealing with traumatic events, and it’s important that our veterans have cannabis as an option.”
As part of the program, Flower Co. interviewed veterans about their experience with cannabis and will be releasing a series of videos that shine a light on some of the issues that surround cannabis today. See the trailer below.
The veteran on the trailer introduces himself and brings up his four tours to Afghanistan and a couple other countries. “That one thing that I found replaced everything they gave me,” he voices, clearly talking about cannabis.
His entire experience with the U.S. Military was hectic, he reveals. “As you can imagine, for 18, 19, 20-year-old kids it is pretty crazy.
“The first time he went to see his VA medical provider, sharing “everything that was going on, everything that happened… broken back, TBI, severe hearing loss, all kinds of injuries… I left that day, the first day I met this guy, with eight prescription drugs: painkillers, sleeping medicines, anxiety medicine, you name it… That’s kind of what was causing things, wheels not to turn right in my head, and I wasn’t really who I was anymore so my girlfriend was like, 'hey you need to try CBD or THC.' So I tried it.
“It took a little bit for it to grow on me, but within a month those [pharma] drugs [I was taking previously] were in the trash. It’s a simple solution for a majority of what’s going on,” he ends.