VCP is a nonprofit organization that advocates for medicinal cannabis access for veterans by means of the Division of Veterans Affairs (VA).
A new specific edition pre-roll package will be offered to individuals at all 5 Curaleaf areas in Arizona, with a portion of proceeds from sales going to VCP.
Every single package includes 5 pre-rolls and will sell for $16. The solution will be offered from other cannabis operators later in 2019.
On Thursday, veterans and other individuals gathered at the Curaleaf Midtown dispensary on North Central Avenue in Phoenix for the launch of a national petition and a grassroots campaign urging Congress, the President, and the VA to enable veterans to have protected and legal access to cannabis as a remedy choice.
“There are veterans suffering from chronic discomfort and PTSD each and every day in the state of Arizona,” mentioned Curaleaf Arizona President, Steve Cotrell at the Thursday occasion. “We are proud to be capable to assistance veterans and enable them reside superior lives with health-related cannabis. With this partnership with the VCP, we hope to educate and enable extra veterans who could possibly advantage from health-related cannabis.”
Arizona scientist behind the 1st FDA-authorized study of PTSD in veterans, Dr. Sue Sisley, spoke to attendees about her study and how cannabis has permitted a lot of to lead fuller lives but mentioned that there is presently a lack of in depth study on the topic.
According to the VCP petition, veterans are twice as probably as civilians to die from an opioid overdose, and twenty commit suicide every day.
Healthcare cannabis has been shown to be a protected remedy choice for a lot of veterans, but for the reason that VA is a federal healthcare method, vets danger losing tough-earned health-related rewards if they use marijuana, even in states exactly where it is legal for medicinal use.
Curaleaf initially launched the VCP initiative earlier this year in Maryland and will continue to roll out the plan at their other dispensaries across the United States.