Thanks to all the SCVA veteran members and Santa Cruz community supporters who came out to clean up Twin Lakes Beach with us!
“As veterans return to civilian life, many suffer from PTSD and other combat related maladies. Some turn to medical marijuana to replace or augment prescription pharmaceuticals. For veterans who rely on the Department of Veterans Affairs for their medical care,
however, it can be difficult to obtain medical marijuana even if it is legal in their state.”
Reporter Alyssa Jeong Perry has the story…
Listen here: n.pr/2b8O5i3
Our team was surprised and deeply appreciative of the community support for the SC Veterans Alliance, our mission, and the more than 350 California veterans that we currently serve through our Veteran Compassion Program. You can see the public record of testimonials given by veterans and community members during the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors meeting on June 28, 2016 in this video:
You can see the full video of the ordinance in Santa Cruz County here.
We had a busy June with a lot of new members joining us! For our team, this month was really about connecting with new members, but also about raising awareness about PTSD. June is PTSD Awareness month and we as combat veterans are dedicated to shedding light on how it affects veterans and how to treat its symptoms for relief. Our second meeting in June was also a BBQ celebration for families and supporters including a big raffle for our veteran members!