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Los Angeles Pot Shop Offers Military Vets Free Marijuana

Zen Healing, a medical marijuana dispensary in West Hollywood, announced this week the launch of its Veteran Patient Program, which gives free weed to military vets.

According to a news release, the shop is giving “a free glass container with a free quarter of high-quality medicine every harvest,” which is every three months, to “veteran patients that provide proof of military service.”

In the last few years, researchers have been looking into the potential of medical marijuana in treating PTSD.

PsychCentral reported in 2009 the study performed by Dr. Irit Akirav and research student Eti Ganon-Elazar, working at the Learning and Memory Lab in the University of Haifa’s Department of Psychology, which suggested that cannabis may help in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder patients. The study was published in the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience.

In another study, published online in the scientific journal Drug Testing and Analysis, a team of researchers reported that the use of cannabis to “dramatically reduced” PTSD symptoms in a single 19-year-old male patient.

“This was just a way to give a little more into a group that I feel, is obviously not necessarily homeless, but is something that needs to be addressed,” Zen Healing owner Andrew Kramer said in a CBS Los Angeles report.

Tags: marijuana for PTSD, medical marijuana, medical marijuana for treating PTSD
December 19, 2012 at 1:07 am
4 comments »
  • December 20, 2012 at 1:08 amZen Healing

    Thanks for the report!

  • December 21, 2012 at 12:30 amRobert Cameron

    somebody needs to step up &help our vets…

  • December 21, 2012 at 12:42 amGary Brief

    YEP

  • April 9, 2013 at 12:55 pmDeeAnna Blette

    I rec’d weed in 2 parts, 1 – 1/8 3 months ago and another 1/8 after really being on them for it and letting them know they reneged on what the owner, whom gets a bit of free advertising because of it. I finally got the 1/8th and was refused the 1/4 that comes in the calvetmeds glass container and was told “only once.” I am thankful and grateful but again the owner whom tells his employees what to do reneged on the above and it’s not right to get advertising off of my service, do what you say you’re going to do, don’t use my service to get free advertisement and come off as a philanthropist of sorts. I had to really keep on them and before it wasn’t an 1/8, but again i’m thankful, however it’s not right.

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