OpEVAC Veterans Use Cannabis, Meditation And Community To Heal

By Andrew DeAngelo, Forbes on November 11, 2022

The medical cannabis community in Northern California has a long history of supporting veterans with cannabis medicine, inspiring other communities across the nation to do the same. In the 1990s I remember going to Dennis Peron’s Cannabis Buyers Club in San Francisco and meeting vets who were finding relief with cannabis and community. When I helped the Berkeley Patients Group with a documentary video in the early 2000s, support groups for vets offered a place for folks to meet and heal together.

In my own dispensary, Harborside Health Center (opened in 2006), the tradition was carried on by some of the extraordinary employees I was lucky enough to have on my team – some of them vets themselves – who launched Harborside Heroes in 2014. Thanks to these employees, what started at Harborside has now grown across the Bay Area to include multiple dispensaries, helping even more vets heal.

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