Multistate cannabis operator, Curaleaf revealed its new Arizona initiative with the Veterans Cannabis Project (VCP) this week.

VCP is a nonprofit organization that advocates for medicinal cannabis access for veterans by way of the Division of Veterans Affairs (VA).

A new specific edition pre-roll package will be accessible to sufferers at all 5 Curaleaf areas in Arizona, with a portion of proceeds from sales going to VCP.

Each and every package includes 5 pre-rolls and will sell for $16. The item will be accessible from other cannabis operators later in 2019.

On Thursday, veterans and other individuals gathered at the Curaleaf Midtown dispensary on North Central Avenue in Phoenix for the launch of a national petition and a grassroots campaign urging Congress, the President, and the VA to let veterans to have protected and legal access to cannabis as a remedy alternative.

“There are veterans suffering from chronic discomfort and PTSD each and every day in the state of Arizona,” stated Curaleaf Arizona President, Steve Cotrell at the Thursday occasion. “We are proud to be in a position to help veterans and assistance them reside greater lives with health-related cannabis. With this partnership with the VCP, we hope to educate and assistance much more veterans who may well advantage from health-related cannabis.”

Arizona scientist behind the initial FDA-authorized study of PTSD in veterans, Dr. Sue Sisley, spoke to attendees about her study and how cannabis has permitted several to lead fuller lives but stated that there is at present a lack of comprehensive study on the topic.

According to the VCP petition, veterans are twice as probably as civilians to die from an opioid overdose, and twenty commit suicide day-to-day.

Health-related cannabis has been shown to be a protected remedy alternative for several veterans, but since VA is a federal healthcare method, vets threat losing really hard-earned health-related positive aspects if they use marijuana, even in states exactly where it is legal for medicinal use.

Curaleaf initially launched the VCP initiative earlier this year in Maryland and will continue to roll out the system at their other dispensaries across the United States.