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Happy Joe is currently planning pop-up events across the United States for 2020. These casual events are geared for military veterans interested in learning more about cannabis. It's an opportunity to connect with others, build community, get free stuff and have some fun.


Our pop-up events are free to attend for Happy Joe approved military veterans and their spouses. Once you're approved and placed on our list, you'll receive advance details via text or push notifications. All you have to do is RSVP your spot because space is limited to 25 people or less.


Every Happy Joe pop-up event is educational with free resources provided, but each event is unique to the location. Gatherings might take place at a cannabis dispensary, a veteran's garage, or a lake camp site. This is due to each state's laws regarding medical or adult use cannabis.


While Happy Joe and our sponsors host each pop-up event, we prefer each meeting to be led by a military veteran in the community. These volunteers are recruited, trained, and deployed to be a part of our Green Team. These leaders receive special benefits beyond helping others enjoy their freedom.


What are the requirements to attend?

Every person who attends must be properly vetted due to the age restrictions and laws governing cannabis. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

Our events are currently open to any U.S. military veteran, regardless of branch or era served. Each attendee can bring their spouse or significant other. If you have a caregiver, please contact us about this need.

If you're a veteran who is interested in our exclusive events or offerings, please apply today to be added to our community list.

Can current service members join or attend?

Happy Joe does not accept current U.S. Armed Forces members to participate in events or other benefits due to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and other federal guidelines.

The last thing we want for ANY service member is loss of military benefits or pensions, being thrown in the brig, receiving a dishonorable discharge.

We realize there's a lot of bullshit to deal with being in the military and we want you to avoid as much as possible. However, if you feel you must explore the opportunities and are willing to accept the consequences, contact us to plead your case.

Are your pop-up events really free?

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and the Happy Joe platform, we offer all these events to our military veterans free of cost.

However, we kindly ask any veteran who reserves a spot at these events to show up and participate under normal circumstances. It takes a lot of hard work to offer these pop-ups and when there's a no show, someone else loses out. 

Can we enjoy cannabis at these events?

This will depend on each state's laws regarding medical or recreational cannabis. If our host or location is cannabis friendly, then smoke em if you got em! 

Each attendee is responsible for BYOB (Bring Your Own Bud) unless we have a place and laws that allow for compassionate cannabis give aways. Either way, we'll let you know the rules per each event.

Finally, no matter where we are at, you must be at least 21 years of age. 


What is a pop-up event like?

Each of our pop-up events are casual and relaxed. You don't have to wear your uniform or throw any salutes. You certainly won't get smoked here, but are free to smoke. 

Happy Joe will introduce our Green Team, share some information, and hand out free resources (and sometimes awesome samples, depending on the law). Our goal is to get to know YOU and how we can help improve your lives.

You will never be sold to or asked for anything other than to show up and share what you've learned.

Our pop-up events generally last 90 minutes, but you can hang out longer if you want. It's all about sharing our experiences and having a great time. 

How do we discover these events?

Happy Joe offers a mobile app and texting platform to send out details about these events. You have to be approved and on our list to get this intel.

Pop-up events are like clandestine operations so they are never promoted publicly. We do this for MANY reasons including your privacy and due to state laws.

We do our best to plan pop-up events and notifications months in advance, but sometimes they happen in a week or less ... hurry up and wait!

Locations and timing depends on our Green Team's SITREP and opportunities in their community. 

What locations are currently being considered for 2020?

Happy Joe wants to hold as many pop-ups as possible in 2020, but this will largely depend on having a Green Team leader, interest from veterans, corporate funding, and sponsors. 

Based on current recon reports and data, we are considering locations close to the following places for early 2020:

  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Dallas, TX
  • Alamogordo, NM
  • Tuscon, AZ
  • San Diego, CA
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Grand Junction, CO
  • Boulder, CO

From here we will head to other states and cities all the way to the East Coast! However, if we are able to get things in place, we might be all over in 2020.

Can I host a pop-up event?

Absolutely! If you're a military veteran or cannabis company and would like to help host or coordinate a pop-up event, lets talk. We're always looking for a few good men and women to join us on the mission.


All you have to do is shoot us your contact information and qualify your military status. That's it. We'll review your submission and follow up via email. No push ups or doing the dying cockroach required.