Healing Military Veterans With Cannabis
“At a time when more vets die of suicide than combat, bringing our vets the knowledge that cannabis is effective for PTSD is truly a life-saving mission,” says Harborside Health Center Executive Director Steve DeAngelo. “Harborside is honored to be a part of that mission.”
Veterans seeking resources for cannabis education will benefit from a 4/20 collaboration between District Footwear of Alameda and Harborside Health Center, the country’s largest medical cannabis dispensary based in Oakland. This project is designed to promote Harborside’s signature motto, Out of the Shadows, Into the Light, while advocating awareness and contributing resources to the Freedom Fighter Scholarship Fund (http://www.indiegogo.com/ouvets), which provides tuition scholarships for veterans at Oaksterdam University.
In 2012, U.S. military suicides hit a record 349—as reported in January by The Associated Press—surpassing the number of American soldiers who died fighting in Afghanistan that year. While some officials expect the numbers to rise in 2013, the tragedy may be alleviated by the use of cannabis. According to substantial studies collected by the Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access, medical cannabis is a safer and more effective way to treat PTSD than traditionally prescribed pharmaceuticals.
Harborside Health Center will host representatives from District Footwear at 1840 Embarcadero for a Harborside/District pop-up shop on Saturday, April 20, offering the collaborative logo t-shirt ($25) and hoodie ($49). To provide access to the larger community, these garments are also offered at District Footwear at 1322 Park Street in Alameda and on their website (www.districtfootwear.com).
4/20 Commemoration Weekend at Harborside Health Center
In celebration of the national 4/20 holiday, patient-members of Harborside Health Center in San Jose and Oakland will receive a wonderful array of opportunities all weekend long to participate and celebrate cannabis. Free super melts will be given in-store with the purchase of dab/vape equipment, $50 Red Congolese will be available, and a half-ounce discount will be given to any four eighths that are High Grade or Top Shelf.
On Saturday, April 20, free HHC merchandise will be given to the first 420 patients; a free edible will be given with every purchase, including online for HHC delivery patients; $5 pre-rolls will be available to all patients with a limit of FIVE per patient; and $150 “door-buster” ounces will be available (in-store only) while supplies last.