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Medical Marijuana Policy

‘Operation Grow4Vets’ Gives Free Marijuana To Veterans

ptsd second amendment military veteran cannabis marijuanaOne of my biggest pet peeves is when someone uses  the ‘I am compassionate’ stance, knowing that the only reason they are in the medical marijuana industry is to line their own pockets. I see it all to often here in Oregon and in other states I’ve visited. If these people were truly in it to help patients, they wouldn’t be selling mediocre medical marijuana at high prices like they do. Something fantastic, and rare, happened over the weekend. A group in Denver gave away free marijuana to veterans to help those veterans ease their ailments. Per Newsday:

Hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway in Denver designed to show that pot can help ease their pain.

Members of Operation Grow4Vets said the Saturday event aimed to offer veterans an alternative to prescription drugs to help with anxiety, pain and other problems. The organization also says it gave out 400 bags of marijuana-infused products at the Denver Cannabis Giveaway.

“We’re really here to help them with their medical conditions,” including post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, the group’s founder, Roger Martin, himself a veteran, told KDVR-TV. “There’s a wide variety of ailments. Anything that involves pain.”

There needs to be more of this in medical marijuana states. The people that need medical marijuana the most are often the people that don’t have the means or money to grow it themselves, or pay outrageous prices at dispensaries. I tip my hat to the members of Operation Grow4Vets!

  • Ron

    One of my pet peeves is when some hypocrite says to us vets that they appreciate the service we gave to the country. It’s almost a sure bet that those people never served (with some few exceptions) and are only saying it to enhance some agenda, usually political. They are, to lay it on the line, assholes. And those are usually among the ones who would deny the use of medical marijuana for vets who suffer from the many pains, both physical and mental, received while serving the country. If the hypocrites felt any appreciation–even compassion–for vets, they would do so by supporting the Grow4vets campaign.

    • just me

      How do I contribute as a grower? Just little guy. grow more for myself than I need.

      • Ron

        Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I don’t know how you would go about contributing. I live in Mexico–where I live is defacto legal to grow small amounts for personal use and not for sale–and I’ve offered my excess for medical use, but I’ve met with bureaucratic hurdles. Seems they think I’m trying to pull a fast one.

        Maybe you could continue posting feelers on TWB and someone will point you in the right direction. Or if you live in a civilized state you could contact dispensaries or doctors for guidance. Good luck!

    • Denny

      The over attitude about veterans has changed dramatically, in a good way, since the Vietnam war ended. When I entered the service in 1966 it was amidst a growing societal attitude that we, the service members, had actually initiated the war, so we were hated. I vividly recall being spit on and having food thrown on me in restaurants when in uniform. We were always given the “soldiers seats” meaning the ones in the rear of the restaurant nearest the bathrooms. Today there has been a needed attitudinal shift and the “thank you for your service” comment is somewhat commonplace and offered by many people, not merely political office seekers. I can guarantee from personal experience that a cordial comment regarding one’s military service is far more uplifting than having to dodge a plateful of food thrown by an anti-military restaurant patron.

      • Ron

        Only as long as the “cordial comments” are genuine and not patronizing. I, for one, have no desire to hear anyone who didn’t serve say they appreciate my service as if saying that is their equivalent of serving. Hypocrites!!!

  • Simple Living Mom

    I feel the same way about the moneys that are being used for “education” for children. If we really cared about the children, let put the money in to places for them to hang out after school. Music, art, gaming, sport programs
    , anything but not just another, “Just Say No” program.

  • painkills2

    So, these veterans didn’t need to have a medical marijuana card to participate? Because a program in other states would require veterans to pay for participation in their state’s program first.

    For patients who have never tried cannabis, being able to experiment with samples is a great idea — just like when doctors give out samples of different medications for patients to try before writing a month’s prescription. If a new patient tries cannabis and decides it’s not for her, then she won’t have to pay for the costs to join a program.

    • bobcat420

      It was in Colorado, cannabis is legal for all adults.

      • painkills2

        And much cheaper if you’re a medical cardholder.