November 11 is Veterans Day. Bond markets are closed for trading (stock markets are open) and it is a National holiday to honor military veterans.
Some cannabis companies are reaching out to veterans with various offers. According to recent studies, there are nearly 18 million U.S. military veterans that experience some form of mental illness, whether that be depression, anxiety, insomnia or PTSD, or physical issue. The VA is currently exploring how CBD affects symptoms of anxiety and PTSD in veterans.
Colorado-based CBD brand Tribe CBD announced its Veterans Assistance Program (VAP) to help bring affordable CBD to the Veteran’s Community. Within this program, U.S. military veterans can receive 30% off all retail prices by sharing their journey with the Tribe team and community.
“Before I created Tribe CBD I was in the Navy, and we feel very strongly that veterans need access to hemp CBD,” said Alec Rochford, Tribe CBD’s Chief Executive Officer. “No one sacrifices more than active-duty military and veterans. Because our products do not contain any THC, I wanted to create a program for veterans to get premium CBD oil at a discount simply because they deserve it.”
“I personally use our CBD tinctures every night to help with sleeping issues and back pain,” shares Alec. There are many stories to be told and voices to be heard within the Veteran’s Community that have yet to be exposed. Tribe’s Assisted Program is intended to bring light to those who have served our country while providing them access to premium broad-spectrum CBD oil and their newly-released CBD gummies at a discounted price.
For further information, visit Tribe CBD’s website to learn more about applying to their Assistance Program. To help celebrate Veteran’s across the country, Tribe has extended their 30% discount to all customers through the end of Veteran’s Day Weekend. Just use code VETERANS30 at checkout.
STIIIZY – a California-based cannabis lifestyle brand – co-founded by Army veteran James Kim recognizes the incredible contribution of our veterans and wants to honor their service with a newly released camo design battery. This effort is critically important to Kim as he served a 13-month tour in Iraq as a member of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division and began using cannabis as a way of healing for his PTSD. He is pledging 20% of each camo battery sale beginning November 1 to Battle Brothers Foundation in support of their veterans disability claim programming. The nonprofit organization provides much-needed guidance to veterans transitioning back to civilian life, focusing on personal development, physical and mental well-being and economic stability to help set each veteran on a positive path for success.
To celebrate Veterans Day, Flower Co. is launching a limited edition pre-roll pack in collaboration with Veterans Cannabis Group. The pre-rolls of Semper Hi are available in a 6-pack ($15 for members) or 12-pack ($28 for members) and feature the Veterans Cannabis Logo on the packaging. 100 percent of profits will be donated to the organization.
Earlier this year, Flower Co. announced a program to give US Military veterans a free membership ($119 annual value). Through FlowerVets.com, veterans can get complimentary access to Flower Co.’s unprecedented wholesale cannabis prices, bringing safe and affordable access that wasn’t previously available.
Pennsylvania medical marijuana company and dispensary, Ilera Healthcare, will host a free screening of Unprescribed, followed by a panel discussion, on Friday, November 15th at 6:30 pm at Greater Plymouth Community Center in Plymouth Meeting. The documentary film highlights medical marijuana (MMJ) as an alternative to the cocktail of drugs prescribed by military doctors for veterans struggling with PTSD, anxiety and other service-related health issues.
For many of our returning veterans, the battle continues out of uniform as they attempt to recover from war-related trauma through a multitude of prescription medicines. In his first feature-length motion picture, producer, director, and Air Force veteran Steve Ellmore presents us with stories from fellow veterans, spouses, and family members on coping with war-related injuries and the loss of loved ones due to suicide. After returning from combat these veterans are prescribed what many refer to as the ‘combat cocktail’ or ‘zombie dope,’ leading many to believe that suicide is a possible solution to their pain.
The film takes a closer look at medical marijuana, which could provide a safer alternative for many returning soldiers. Unprescribed has recently won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Film at the Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival, Best Feature Documentary at the 2019 Cannabis Culture Film Festival, and was the Be the Change Winner at the Colorado International Activism Film Festival. Unprescribed is also an official selection at the 2019 London Cannabis Film Festival, San Francisco Veterans Film Festival, and Honor Film Festival.