As we take a moment to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, we also look towards the future for our fellow Americans who served and returned home.
Owner and Vice President of Berkeley Patients Group, Etienne Fontan, spent time in DC this week advocating for the fair and equal treatment of all cannabis patients, consumers, and businesses with the National Cannabis Industry Association.
Since 1991, Etienne has been an advocate for veterans’ right to access cannabis, working behind the scenes in DC to craft legislation that expands research and alters the VA’s policy on medical cannabis use.
Etienne is a combat veteran of the Gulf War, a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, andVeterans for Peace. He is a mentor and member of the Veterans Cannabis Coalition, which identifies, organizes, and trains veteran leaders in key states to effectively engage, and hold accountable, elected representatives.
“Nearly 60 percent of veterans returning from serving in the Middle East and more than 50 percent of older veterans receiving care at the VA are living with some form of chronic pain.
Research has shown that cannabis can be beneficial for treating a wide range of disorders that veterans commonly deal with, including PTSD and pain management. States that have legalized medical cannabis have a nearly 25 percent lower mean annual opioid overdose death rate compared to states that have not.” – BoulderWeekly.com
This Memorial Day Weekend, please consider joining Berkeley Patients Group in the fight for veteran access by shopping with us Friday through Monday, or making a donation to the Veterans Cannabis Coalition or Operation EVAC.
Veteran Services at Berkeley Patients Group
Discount for Veterans
We are proud to offer a 15% discount for veterans over 65, and a 10% discount for all veterans. As always, we offer free, personalized consultations via phone or in-store.
Operation EVAC Meetings
Operation EVAC (Educating Veterans About Cannabis) is a 90-minute social support group led by Ryan Miller, a combat veteran and former employee of Berkeley Patients Group.
Participants heal through story-sharing, guided meditation, volunteer community projects, and donated cannabis medicine.
Meetings are hosted every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, from 6:30-8pm, at Berkeley Patients Group’s administrative offices
If you, or a veteran you know, are interested in joining Operation EVAC meetings, please send an email to Ryan@opevac.org.
Memorial Day Weekend Sales
A portion of profits from sales at Berkeley Patients Group this weekend benefits the Veterans Cannabis Coalition and Operation EVAC.
25% off Care By Design
Buy 2 Lagunitas Hops Drinks, Get 1 for $1
$10 off Legion of Bloom PAX Pods
To those still with us, we thank you for your service. To those no longer with us, we thank you for your sacrifice.
National Moment of Remembrance
We hope your Memorial Day, whether spent with family or friends, grilling or gaming, is enjoyable and relaxing. Wherever you are at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, please join Americans across the country in a moment of silence to honor those who died in service to our country.
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