Potcast 80: Cannabis for Veterans

It takes the entire village to welcome home the troops. PTSD, depression, and darkness follow many soldiers home from war. Explore the experiences of military veterans battling life after war and the people and programs offering support. What can you do to protect Compassionate Cannabis and the veterans in your community? Find out on Potcast 80.


“After the Show” Notes

Every Day An Estimated 22 Veterans Commit Suicide.

Meet Ryan Miller. He served the Marine Corps on active-duty from 1998-02 as a computer systems specialist. After earning an honorable discharge, Ryan got involved in the anti-war movement, then marching for black lives, then Standing Rock, North Dakota. He’s also spent five years in veteran suicide prevention - first with Harborside Heroes and now Operation EVAC.  Discover how Ryan uses cannabis, meditation, and fellowship to provide hope to veterans.

Meet Ryan Miller. He served the Marine Corps on active-duty from 1998-02 as a computer systems specialist. After earning an honorable discharge, Ryan got involved in the anti-war movement, then marching for black lives, then Standing Rock, North Dakota. He’s also spent five years in veteran suicide prevention - first with Harborside Heroes and now Operation EVAC. Discover how Ryan uses cannabis, meditation, and fellowship to provide hope to veterans.

SOOTHE YOURSELF

COMPASSIONATE CANNABIS

The California Compassionate Cannabis Tax Bill was reintroduced as SB 34 - Read all about it. And see what compassionate cannabis looks like!

EXPAND YOUR UNDERSTANDING

From Shock to Awe - Understand the veteran experience and plant medicine as a way to heal.

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

Almost Sunrise follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide.

OPERATION EVAC

Operation EVAC provides a safe-space to share stories and find camaraderie. With complimentary cannabis and meditation to aid in rest, recovery, and general wellness. The non-profit also offers experiences for veterans to engage with the local community in healing ways.

Paypal donations for Operation EVAC to ryan@opevac.org

Connect with Ryan Miller: @operationevac | @usmcvet

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