Hear from SCVA co-founder, Aaron Newsom about our focused efforts in horticultural therapy, cannabis education, and building local camaraderie. The mission of SC Veterans Alliance is to provide California military veterans with top quality, lab-tested medical cannabis grown by fellow disabled veterans. Dedicated to “Peace through Cultivation,” our Santa Cruz group continues to honor veterans with the SCVA Veteran Compassion Program.
Non-profit MAPS receives $2.156 million grant from State of Colorado for first clinical trial of whole plant marijuana for PTSD treatment
SANTA CRUZ, CALIF. – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has formally approved the first-ever randomized controlled trial of whole plant medical marijuana (cannabis) as a treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in U.S. veterans. The DEA’s approval marks the first time a clinical trial intended to develop smoked botanical marijuana into a legal prescription drug has received full approval from U.S. regulatory agencies, including the DEA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)… Continue reading here.
“The bi-monthly gathering is called the Veteran Compassion Program (VCP), which is a service of the SC Veterans Alliance—a coalition of veterans who grow and advocate for medical marijuana. The program provides veterans who possess their medical cards with high-grade, scientifically-tested cannabis, free of charge, which for many has meant relief from pain while simultaneously phasing out pharmaceutical prescriptions that have sedated mind and spirit.”
Read more from Cannabis Club TV here.
Our group actively works to bring awareness to the issues of chronic pain, traumatic brain injury and PTSD in our community. Public radio WNYC recently discussed our medical cannabis program with SF journalist, Alyssa Jeong Perry, who visited and interviewed our veteran members. Read the article here.
You can also listen to the interview as aired here.