Today is Veterans Day—a powerful, annual observation of those who are serving, or have served, in any branch of the United States Armed Forces. Originally named “Armistice Day” to note the first anniversary of the end of World War I, it wasn’t until 1954 that President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name of the holiday to “Veterans Day.”
Our country has spent over 65 years annually recognizing those who have served their country, as well as those who have fallen during the line of duty—but it’s no secret that countless veterans have returned home with medical conditions they struggle to treat. Tragically, many die by suicide after they return home.
In the cannabis industry, the topic of veterans hits especially close to home. Cannabis has been found to be a powerful treatment for certain medical conditions that are common in the veteran community, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, chronic pain and many more. This Veterans Day, cannabis businesses are striving to come together to offer support for veterans across the country. Now more than ever, veterans need our support, and here’s a few ways consumers show their support.
Specialty Products that Give Back to Vets
Platinum Vapes frequently contributes to a variety of causes every month, such as breast cancer awareness, animal rescue and suicide prevention, through limited-edition vape cartridges called REACT. These special-edition products each have their own dedicated packaging. A portion of the proceeds from the REACT “Veterans Support” cartridge will be donated to Project Sanctuary and Battle Brothers Foundation.
Project Sanctuary helps service members reconnect with their families “in a healthy and sustainable manner,” while Battle Brothers Foundation assists veterans re-enter civilian life through their jobs as well as necessary, non-opioid medical treatments.
Terrapin Care Station, along with its internal resource group called …
Author: Nicole Potter / High Times