My sister is a veteran in addition to did multiple tours of duty overseas before retiring from the armed forces altogether.
She is proud of her work in the Army, but she has a lot of painful memories that make it strenuous to focus in her biweekly life.
At times she has struggled to meet quotas at work because her mind will saunter if it starts to remember a traumatizing experience. The VA has responded to her concerns in a number of odd ways. They paid for therapy that lasted 2 years, but then they quit paying the co-pays that weren’t covered by insurance. On top of that, they tried to prescribe her a number of medications that all failed to work in the long run. She had some odd reactions to a few of the medications while others didn’t work whatsoever. Eventually she decided to try medical marijuana as our state had passed a law. She was right away surprised at how effective cannabis flower products were for her PTSD symptoms the first time she tried them. It was an immediate game changer in her battle with her mental health concerns. And best of all, multiple of the cannabis dispensaries in our state offer veterans discounts, with some going as far as giving out discounts to those on food stamps as well. With her veterans ID card our sister can get 30% off every order she makes at multiple of her favorite medical cannabis dispensaries. Occasionally you can stack this discount with sales in addition to other coupons. It’s severely helpful for those who need this medicine the most.