SC Veterans Alliance is a different sort of cannabis business. Twice a month, veterans gather in Santa Cruz and receive donations from SC Veterans Alliance of enough cannabis to hopefully treat their symptoms. It’s about providing an alternative. Says cultivator and veteran Ben, “The VA have one mix of pills for the guys who come back angry and another bunch of pills for the guys who come back sad.” The VA has been slow to recognize the benefits of cannabis therapy in its offering to those who have served. Santa Cruz veterans wouldn’t have access to free medicine if it wasn’t for Jason and SC Veterans Alliance.
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