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.
Find a positive outlet for negative feelings. i.e. Go for a walk or to the gym instead of taking a nap when you’re depressed.
Find your breath - Explore The Wim Hof Method
Meditate - Explore iRest Yoga Nidra
Talk about it! Find a community group like Operation EVAC.
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 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.