People who have served in our military or work as first responders know the horrors of life more than most. Living with the thoughts of those events can lead to depression, anxiety, nightmares, and far, far worse.
Throughout the last twenty years, the use of cannabis has become increasingly popular to relieve these symptoms, so it's not surprising that one of the most common ailments across the country for medicinal cannabis is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
To celebrate Veteran's Day 2022, we are joined by Robert Kowalski, the founder of Veterans Ending The Stigma (V.E.T.S.). Robert served in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Forces member from 2006-2011, which included two combat deployments to Iraq. Upon discharge, Robert became homeless and was eventually diagnosed with PTSD and severe pain.
Since becoming a medical cannabis patient, Robert has committed his efforts to help veterans access cannabis at the state, federal, and international levels of government. His journey led to the founding of his nonprofit organization, Veterans Ending The Stigma.
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