A part of the Happy Joe DNA is and will always be focusing on the needs of our veterans. Our belief is giving back to the men and women who have served their country. That’s why our goal is providing free medical cannabis and medical cards for veterans.
We recently moved our cannabis education and resources for veterans away from our non-profit organization due to the stringent cannabis and charity regulations, but our company still desires to operate like a charitable organization. This means Happy Joe will do everything we can to provide free resources and products to veterans who are financially challenged.
It’s clear that the Veterans Administration is broken. Veterans are struggling to get the benefits they deserve and often get substandard treatment at many VA hospitals. Even with Congress giving VA physicians the opportunity to discuss medical cannabis with veterans, it’s not enough to make a dent in helping the mental wellness of financial hardships of our veterans.
We need to do more if we truly care about our military community.
Free Medical Cannabis and Medical Cards for Veterans
Happy Joe understands this is an enormous objective, but it’s not impossible. There are already military veterans in Santa Cruz who are growing and giving away cannabis to other veterans. We want to take this idea to a larger scale.
The goal is to build a large presence in the states and communities that have legalized medical marijuana. We will launch community groups who are passionate about helping our veterans and cannabis. We hope to partner with cannabis companies and enthusiasts to provide free medical cannabis and medical cards to the veterans who can’t afford to be treated properly.
Happy Joe is seeking companies and individuals wanting to help us with this incredible mission.
How can this benefit you?
Honestly, we don’t have all the answers. Because of the laws and guidelines surrounding cannabis, it’s impossible to use donated cannabis as a tax deductible expense. We also realize that in certain cases, companies in the cannabis industry are unable to use sponsorships or marketing dollars as a business expense. Of course we always recommend checking with cannabis specific CPAs and attorneys for advice in this area. This is where Happy Joe and our partners will have to be creative.
Some amazing companies and people will give simply because they care for our veterans. We think this is awesome. However we also want to recognize the efforts of all the people who will want to be involved in providing free cannabis and medical cards to veterans.
Our plan is providing advertising, marketing, and PR benefits to companies who want to partner with us. Since cannabis companies can’t easily market or promote themselves via social media, local advertising, billboards, or other traditional routes, Happy Joe is developing ways these companies can get exposure to an audience of 22 million veterans.
We’ll share more about our plan as we finalize the details, but we do want to help grow the companies that help our military community.
A system must also be in place for providing free medical cannabis and medical cards.
The second part of the puzzle is having a system in place for the veterans seeking these cannabis benefits. Happy Joe will be prudent and professional in how we deliver these resources, yet we don’t want to get bogged down in bureaucratic red tape that prevents us from moving forward.
Our objective is partnering with local dispensaries, cultivators, attorneys, and physicians to ensure veterans needs are met within each state’s legal guidelines. Happy Joe is working with professionals to create a system for providing the medical marijuana benefits to our veterans.
Do you want to be involved in this incredible mission?
We need people inside and outside of the cannabis community to make this happen. There’s a huge need for cultivating mental wellness among our military veterans. Talking about is no longer enough! Together we can reduce veteran suicides and mental issues our veterans are facing.
If your company is interested in becoming a partner in providing free cannabis and medical cards to our veterans, Happy Joe is ready to enlist you into our army. We can do something incredible as a team.