Veterans in the cannabis industry || Part 1
Karen Berger, PharmD, Medical Writer
At MyCureAll, we have a special place in our hearts for the brave men and women who protect our country, and we are committed to helping military veterans get the medical cannabis they need.
Recently, we were thrilled to learn that many veterans are getting into the cannabis industry as entrepreneurs. Veterans often find medical cannabis useful for symptoms of PTSD, pain, and other conditions. And of course, medical marijuana is a safer alternative than opioids – just look at the number of deaths from opioids (130 deaths DAILY in the US) compared to marijuana (zero).
So who better to get into the industry than those who know and believe in the power of medical cannabis?
Craig Henderson, an army veteran living in Boulder, Colorado, told Benzinga his goal in starting a CBD company was to “help heal fellow veterans with PTSD and injuries incurred while serving.” He started out in his garage with three employees, and now works in a building with a full staff of forty.
Steven Brown, a marine veteran and cannabis entrepreneur based in Minnesota, credits his military background. “Veterans like me are fearless. We work hard, we train, we put a good team in place and we lead that team with confidence,” he said. “We can handle risk because we are prepared to move in any direction, and that’s what it takes to be a good entrepreneur.”
Leo Bridgewater, an army veteran and co-founder of LeafLaunch Education, a cannabis education and consulting platform, acknowledges that the fact that veterans served this country is a responsibility that puts them in a “different state, different type of citizenship.”
Henderson is seeing veterans become increasingly interested in getting into the cannabis industry.
In Part 2, we will take a look at some of the jobs in the cannabis industry that veterans are performing.
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