Cannabis firm Perfect Union in collaboration with the Weed for Warriors Project and distributors shall be offering $5,000 value of free hashish merchandise to eligible veterans affected by post-traumatic stress dysfunction (PTSD) and different “service-related well being issues” on Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will take place at Perfect Union’s Marysville location in Washington State, per Yahoo News.
Veterans must provide hard copy proof of service, state ID and current medical recommendation to receive free cannabis, said Angelica Sanchez, senior director of Government Affairs & Compliance with Perfect Union.
The Weed for Warriors Project was founded in 2014 to advocate for veterans to have the freedom to use medical marijuana as an alternative to harmful psychiatric drugs without discrimination. Their goal is to advocate on behalf of all veterans to the Veteran Affairs Administration.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) acknowledges that some veterans use cannabis to alleviate PTSD symptoms and some states allow medical cannabis for PTSD, but research has shown it is not an effective treatment for PTSD.
Anecdotal evidence from individuals suggests it helps, but randomized controlled trials are needed to determine the safety and efficacy of whole-plant cannabis for treating PTSD. Furthermore, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) reported that the first FDA-regulated study on the benefits of smoking cannabis for PTSD patients has shown improvements.
In related news, a bipartisan bill was recently introduced to direct the VA to conduct “studies on the therapeutic potential of marijuana for military veterans with certain conditions.” Sponsored by Reps. Lou Correa (D-CA) and Jack Bergman (R-MI) the measure could have the VA conducting research that discover the consequences of hashish for veterans with post-traumatic stress dysfunction (PTSD) and power ache.
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