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From Sharing Stories to Saving Lives

Our message is a simple one: Medical cannabis saves lives, and veterans deserve full, legal access.

Help us change the conversation about medical cannabis by applying to become a local advocate – or VCP Force Commander – in the fight for veterans’ cannabis access. Only through stories like yours will policymakers and the public understand the transformative, life-saving health treatment value of cannabis for veterans.

Improving the Lives of Those Who Protected Ours

America’s prolonged military conflicts over the past 17 years have exposed an aging and ineffective health care system, ill-prepared for the type and severity of the latest round of war-related injuries. Upwards of 20 percent of the 2.7 million Iraq and Afghanistan veterans will experience post-traumatic stress or depression, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA is not equipped to effectively or comprehensively treat the complexity of every veteran’s mental and physical wounds, leaving former service members to cope with limited and inadequate treatment options. Veterans are often placated with “cocktails” of prescription drugs, including powerful and addictive opiates. The current arrangement is not meeting veterans’ healthcare needs.

Medical cannabis is a proven, safe and common-sense personal health management option, free of the devastating side effects of opiate-based drugs. It is now legal in 36 states plus D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands and is recognized by experts such as the American College of Physicians, the American Public Health Association and the American Nurses Association as a safer alternative to many federally legal treatments. Medicinal cannabis is an incredibly effective tool for veterans challenged with managing the symptoms of their wounds.

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Veterans Cannabis Project

The Veterans Cannabis Project is the leading organization that advocates for unrestricted access of medical cannabis for veterans. In 2019, Curaleaf launched a nationwide initiative with the VCP to help bring additional visibility to this important issue and help the millions of veterans dealing with chronic pain and other conditions have better access to quality medical cannabis.

Curaleaf created a new pre-roll box with the VCP logo and 5 small pre-rolls inside, and rolled it out at our dispensaries and through retail partners across the country. For every box sold, $1 is donated to the Veterans Cannabis Project. Other cannabis operators are welcome to contact the VCP for more information on participating in this special program.

For millions of veterans facing debilitating conditions

. federal law makes it illegal for Veteran Health Administration physicians to recommend cannabis as a treatment option, and that’s something we urgently need to change.”

Veteran Cannabis Project

Watch our discussion with The Outpost creators on veterans, mental health, cannabis, and their film

Catch the hour-long virtual panel with the filmmakers of The Outpost (now streaming on Netflix), director Rod Lurie and Oscar-nominated screenwriters Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; joined by Veterans Cannabis Project’s Doug Distaso, Mass Fallen Heroes’ Dan Magoon, and Curaleaf’s Joe Lusardi.