I’ve been evaluating the idea of providing free cannabis to veterans for several months. I believe our veterans can benefit greatly from medical marijuana, but the problem is getting them access to the medicine. This is where teaching veterans to grow cannabis is a great solution.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – Chinese proverb
A better solution to a growing problem.
There are thousands of veterans who prefer cannabis over opiates that are killing them, but the government does not provide medical marijuana to them. This means all cannabis must be purchased as an out of the pocket expense. While some veterans have the financial resources to do this, many more do not.
There are amazing compassionate programs like Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance offering free cannabis to veterans in need, but these types of initiatives are in short supply. Even with dispensaries and growers giving discounts to those who served, we won’t be able to adequately address this growing problem. The best solution is teaching veterans to grow cannabis for their own medical needs.
Veteran grown cannabis is a sustainable and healthy option.
I’ve been talking with a few colleagues and businesses who see the value in home grown initiatives. We’ve discussed how veterans could easily grow their own plants with the right products and training. Teaching veterans to grow cannabis would sustain their needs for medicine as well as provide a hobby that’s beneficial to their health and well being. Why aren’t we as a community doing this?
Happy Joe wants to help lead the charge in veteran grown cannabis.
We’re not talking about investing in and launching cannabis farms (though we’d certainly entertain the idea). Rather we want to foster a community and program where veterans can learn how to provide for themselves. If we could gather a group of people who are willing to share their expertise and resources, then we could make a huge impact in veterans lives.
Are you interested in teaching veterans to grow cannabis?
There could be a day when veterans no longer have to wait or rely on others to ensure they have the medicine that brings them well being. Teaching veterans to grow cannabis and providing them with the resources is the best way to solve the problem.
I’d like to connect with individuals or companies who see the value in such a program. We could create a unique co-op and platform that benefits a large community. We can conduct online training or offer local workshops. The opportunities could be endless! Of course we want to do this within proper guidelines and state regulations where cannabis is legal, so we’d need a team of experts to ensure we stay in good standing. But creating such a veteran grown initiative shouldn’t be too difficult.
If you’re interested in getting involved in any capacity, please reach out to me via our contact form.