TokeofTheTown.com reports that: Suicide and drug overdose deaths are major issues facing the veteran community in this country, and too often vets fall through the cracks without any help or support. Operation Grow4Vets hopes to change that one person at a time by offering free marijuana, pot-infused foods and growing equipment to Colorado veterans.
“If we, as a nation, are truly committed to helping American heroes live healthy and productive lives after they have been wounded or injured protecting our freedom and way of life, it is imperative that we stop killing veterans by forcing them to take dangerous and often deadly prescription drug cocktails,” said Roger Martin, executive director of Operation Grow4Vets. “We are morally obligated to provide them with a safer alternative.”
Using Colorado’s marijuana laws that allow people to give away up to an ounce of cannabis at a time to adults 21 and up, the group says they will begin distributing the herb to any veterans undergoing treatment at a VA facility. Organizers say that private donations and corporate sponsors have made the project possible.