VETERAN PROFILE 1

BRANCH: 
US Army

UNIT: 
37th Engineer Battalion
Combat Airborne
Fort Bragg, NC

ROLE: 
Team Lead, Sergeant

DEPLOYMENTS: 
Mosul, Iraq 2003

MEDALS/ACHIEVEMENTS: 
Airborne Qualified, Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaign, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Engineer Sapper Tab

G.I. BILL FUNDED EDUCATION: 
BS Corporate Finance-San Francisco State University, currently enrolled in Masters non-profit Management & Leadership

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/VOLUNTEER SERVICE: 
Veterans Cannabis Group, San Rafael Elks Lodge Veterans Service Chairman, American Legion and VFW.

CANNABIS IN MY LIFE: 
Cannabis helps me with my combat related PTSD from my deployment to Iraq during operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003

VETERAN PROFILE 2

BRANCH: 
US Marine Corps

UNIT: 
2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines
San Bruno, Ca

ROLE: 
Designated Marksman, Sergeant
Infantry Rifleman, Team Leader
Squad Leader

DEPLOYMENTS: 
Ramadi, Iraq 2009

MEDALS/ACHIEVEMENTS: 
Iraq Campaign Medal, Expert Rifleman, Battalion Top Shooter

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/VOLUNTEER SERVICE: 
Veterans Cannabis Group, Toys For Tots

CANNABIS IN MY LIFE: 
Cannabis helps me with my PTSD and injuries from my deployment to Iraq during OIF 2009.

VETERAN PROFILE 3

BRANCH: 
US Marine Corps

UNIT: 
2/4 Magnificent Bastard Battalion, 0311
Camp Pendleton, CA

ROLE: 
Grenadier, Team Leader
Apl, Squad Leader

DEPLOYMENTS: 
Forward deployed 31st MEU 2013 and 2014

MEDALS/ACHIEVEMENTS: 
Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Sea Service Ribbon(x2)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/VOLUNTEER SERVICE: 
Veterans Cannabis Group, Martinez Torres (Native Land) Physical Fitness assistant

CANNABIS IN MY LIFE: 
Keeps me focused and calm to quickly finish my tasks in a timely and safe manner.

VETERAN PROFILE 4

BRANCH:
US Marine Corps

UNIT: 
E 2/23
San Bruno, Ca

ROLE: 
O311 Rifleman, Sergeant
Squad Leader

MEDALS/ACHIEVEMENTS: 
Defense Medal, Good Conduct, Expert Rifleman

G.I. BILL FUNDED EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice, Asher University

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/VOLUNTEER SERVICE:
Veterans Cannabis Group

CANNABIS IN MY LIFE: 
Cannabis is a positive aspect in my life for dealing with post-military service related injuries.

VETERAN PROFILE 5

BRANCH: 
US Marine Corps

UNIT: 
Marine Embassy Security Command
MCB Quantico, VA

ROLE: 
Marine Security Guard, Sergeant
Response/Training NCO

DEPLOYMENTS:
US Embassies – Abidjan, The Ivory Coast; Sofia, Bulgaria; Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

MEDALS/ACHIEVEMENTS:
Active Top-Secret Clearance, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Marine Security Guard Medal, Good Conduct Medal

G.I. BILL FUNDED EDUCATION: 
Academy of Art University San Francisco- BS in Fine Arts, Photography

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/VOLUNTEER SERVICE: 
Veterans Cannabis Group

CANNABIS IN MY LIFE: 
Cannabis helps me with my combat related PTSD and anxiety. It has been a big part in the road to healing and recovery.

VETERAN PROFILE 6

BRANCH: 
US Marine Corps

UNIT: 
5th Battalion
14th Marines
Headquarters Battery
Seal Beach, CA

ROLE: 
Forward Observer
Battalion Liason Team Leader, Sergeant

MEDALS/ACHIEVEMENTS: 
National Defense ribbon, Good Conduct Medal

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/VOLUNTEER SERVICE: 
Veterans Cannabis Group, Toys for Tots

CANNABIS IN MY LIFE: 
Cannabis helps me cope with physical ailments in my shoulder and back.

VETERAN PROFILE 7

BRANCH: 
US Navy

DUTY STATIONS: 
Balboa Hospital, San Diego, Ca
Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan
Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida

ROLE: 
Hospital Corpsman, Surgical Technologist

DEPLOYMENTS: 
Camp Arifjan, Kuwait 2009 and FOB Lagman, Afghanistan 2011

MEDALS/ACHIEVEMENTS: 
Two NAMs, two Navy Good Conduct Medals, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and various service medals

G.I. BILL FUNDED EDUCATION: 
Bachelor’s in business management and graduating with an MBA with a focus in Finances and Marketing in May 2018 from Colorado State University

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/VOLUNTEER SERVICE: 
Disabled American Veterans’ Treasurer

CANNABIS IN MY LIFE: 
Cannabis is a great tool for veterans, like myself, that struggle with PTSD and the physical effects it has on our bodies. CBD can help with inflammation and other physical ailments that veterans are affected by after our service.

VETERAN PROFILE 8

BRANCH: 
US Army

UNIT: 
1st ID, 2nd BCT, 1-7FA

ROLE: 
Command Driver/Forward Observer

DEPLOYMENTS: 
KOSOVO 2002 – IRAQ 2004-2005

MEDALS/ACHIEVEMENTS:
CAB, AAM, KCM, NATO, ICM, OSR

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/VOLUNTEER SERVICE: 
Multiple community gardens and community supported urban agriculture projects in Colorado and Washington. Veterans to Farmers in CO and Growing Veterans in WA. I Love teaching how to grow and facilitating growing food in areas where there isn’t much access to fresh, nutrient-rich vegetables. Also worked heavily with the Seattle Stand Down exclusively targeting homeless and addicted Vets. The homeless population in the PNW is growing dramatically and an estimated 250,000 Vets are currently or becoming homeless. A good amount are addicted to opiates and look to street drugs to treat their chronic pains and serve their addiction. It is an absolute nightmare and the best thing we have to combat it is ourselves.

CANNABIS IN MY LIFE: 
A blessing. It has kept me away from the VA Pharmaceutical Machine. I use cannabis for two main medicinal purposes. To stoke my appetite and to even out my sleeping patterns. It works tremendously well. I have issues with dosages unfortunately, and it can be extremely limiting financially in states where they have invoked strict regulations around that (like CA, CO, WA, and OR now all have) …but I am generally well prepared. I’ve been a grower for over 10 years. Started in my first caregiver’s collective in CO, 2007. Prior to that I had been living in Richmond, VA and was admittedly a little heavy on the bottle, as I was throughout my time in the Army. Cannabis helped me redirect that ship as well. I can generally say that since I joined “The Green Revolution” in 2007 my life has steadily become healthier and more productive every year. I’ve followed the revolution through 3 states now and I can honestly say I wouldn’t put my hours towards perpetuating any other cause at this juncture. I believe it’s the most important industry developing in the global economy for a myriad of reasons.