A nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other debilitating conditions, recently gave away free cannabis to hundreds of military veterans.
Operation Grow4Vets gave away $60,000 worth of cannabis and cannabis products, as well as about $2,000 in prizes at the Denver Cannabis Giveaway on Saturday. The event, sponsored by 3D Cannabis Club and Incredibles was organized in part to draw attention to the newest program that Operation Grow4Vets is launching.
The program, Save 1,000 Vets Project, is designed to provide 1,000 veterans with a complimentary monthly supply of safe cannabis products, in order to help veterans suffering from emotional and physical pain. Veterans will be accepted into the program on a first-come, first-served basis, based on factors including disability rating, injury, condition and household income.
The Denver Cannabis Giveaway Event took place at the Quality Inn Central Denver and provided free admission to veterans. The event was also open to members of the public who were at least 21 years old. The organization hopes to reduce the number of veterans who die because of prescription drug overdose and suicide by providing them with the resources they need to grow their own cannabis to treat their conditions.
During the event, 400 bags of cannabis-infused products were given out. This year, Colorado rejected the use of cannabis for treatment of PTSD, so the condition is not on the list of ailments for which physicians can recommend the drug for. However, it is legal in the state to give away cannabis for free.
Last updated: 9/23/14; 2:40pm EST