Saadi to replace Connolly Thomas J. Saadi, an Army Reserve officer who has held senior jobs in the state Department of Veterans Affairs for nearly three years, was named Tuesday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as his choice to lead the department as commissioner. Saadi, a former general counsel and chief of staff at the department, has been acting commissioner since the … [Read more...] about Malloy names Thomas J. Saadi to lead Veterans Affairs
Cannabis and Aromatherapy Understanding how cannabis works, is not easy and people have barely started to begin to understand the properties of the different varieties of this plant. In some ways, you can say the cannabis prohibition in the United States for the last 80 years has been the dark ages. We don't know the true history and understanding of this plant outside of … [Read more...] about Cannabis and Aromatherapy
Cannabis and PTSD Good Morning Everyone. I hope all is well with you. I've been meaning to talk more about how cannabis helps me, specifically with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). I'm compassionate about cannabis, because using cannabis medically to treat my condition has allowed me to change my life for the better. War is not pretty and I don't know anyone that … [Read more...] about Cannabis and PTSD
Veterans Day Weekend 2016 A Celebration of Compassion to Cultivate Healing Smoking SueZie had the honor to volunteer and celebrate in attendance, a diverse spread of Cannabis-Community events commemorating & supporting our United States Military Veterans this past Veterans Day Weekend. There was inarguably an incredible amount of uplifting support and positive energy … [Read more...] about Smoking SueZie – Veterans Day Weekend 2016
Happy Veteran's Day!!! Today I'm truly honored to be a Marine Corps Veteran. Veteran's Day was always one of my favorite holidays as a child. I remember how special it felt to celebrate with my grandfather, a WWII veteran. I was always eager to hear my grandfather's stories and experiences while serving in defense of our great nation. When he would share his memories, he … [Read more...] about Remembering All on Veteran’s Day!
Federal Government Quietly Fails US Veterans I am upset this wasn't shared by mainstream outlets. Congress failed to re-introduce language from a spending bill that would have allowed Veterans Administration doctors to recommend medical marijuana to patients. I read a lot of news, it would appear not enough. I understand that I'm being hard on myself, but I honestly find this … [Read more...] about Federal Government Quietly Fails US Veterans
New Jersey Veterans win the right to medicate with cannabis, but at what cost? While New Jersey Veterans finally have access to cannabis as a safer alternative to pharmaceuticals for the treatment of PTSD, there are barriers in the law that still make it complicated for veterans to have access to medicine today! On September 14th, Governor Christie, signed a bill into law … [Read more...] about New Jersey Veterans Win Right to Cannabis
Out of Combat: Veterans are still dying I recently heard that a local Connecticut Veteran lost his battle with PTSD this week. I did not know this individual personally, but as a fellow Marine, I felt like I lost one of my brothers. The impact is real, his family and friends will never be the same. I was able to talk to a friend of his and this person instantly told me how … [Read more...] about Out of Combat: Veterans are still dying
Via Vice News: A US military veterans group with more than 2 million members has formally called on Congress to "recognize cannabis as a drug with potential medical value" and make it easier for researchers to study whether marijuana is an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries. The American Legion, the country's largest … [Read more...] about In The News – America’s largest veterans group wants Congress to treat marijuana like medicine
Amazing work! Way to give back! While Alaska’s commercial marijuana market slowly forges ahead, some residents aren’t waiting for retail businesses to surface and are instead providing cannabis to the severely ill and veterans, all free of charge. Alaska Green Angels is one of these groups that has been giving away free cannabis for the past year. It was started as … [Read more...] about Alaskan Groups Provide Free Cannabis to Veterans.