Veterans are joining the Cannabis Industry
Monday, Oct 30, 2017

The plight of veterans has been a long-standing issue affecting service men and women around the globe for many decades. In the United States alone, advocacy groups say that over 22 veterans commit suicide every day.

When soldiers return home after serving their country, they can have a lot of trouble adjusting to normal life. Many of them suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after being in traumatic combat situations; and some have even lost their families after being gone for extended periods of time. Some have become addicted to prescription drugs such as opioids after being treated for combat-related injuries. These troops and others may have trouble finding a job after spending the last several years in the military.

It’s a problem that’s been the focus of advocacy groups and those trying to offer more support to veterans for a long time. And now, those in the cannabis industry are also trying to help. While some are trying to change legalization laws in order to make medical marijuana more readily available to veterans trying to treat their veteran PTSD, others are offering them employment opportunities.