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ARIZONA VETERANS RIGHTS RALLY AND MARCH 

ARIZONA VETERANS RIGHTS RALLY AND MARCH 

By Daron Babin - November 10, 2017

ARIZONA VETERANS RIGHTS RALLY AND MARCH

In Support of Veterans’ Safe Access to Cannabis as an Alternative to Conventional Treatment

Organizers:  The Cannabis Reporter, Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo with veterans advocacy groups

Speakers: Dr. Gina Berman, PTSD/Addiction specialist and U.S. Army Veterans Sean Kiernan and Christopher Lengyel

What: Veterans Rights Rally featuring Speakers, Announcements, and March toward the Phoenix V.A. at end of Parade Route. Veterans groups will be on hand to provide resources and information for fellow veterans and attendees.

When: Veterans Day, November 11, 2017, from 12:00 Noon to 1:30

Where: Rally begins at Steele Indian School Park on the NW corner of 3rd St. and Indian School; March proceeds to the V.A. Building on 7th St. and Indian School at end of Phoenix Veterans Day Parade route.

Why: 

On average, 22 veterans suffering from PTSD commit suicide every day. News that another veteran took his own life at the Phoenix V.A. last month underscores the urgent need for policy to allow veterans unrestricted access to medical cannabis without sacrificing dignity or benefits. This rally aims to:

— Give voice to the veteran suicide and opiate crisis

— Raise awareness about cannabis as a safe alternative to conventional treatment

— Object to “Conventional Treatment First” protocols, which include opiates and other dangerous drugs

— Call upon the V.A. to acknowledge benefits of scientific studies on cannabis and PTSD

Media Contact: Star Simmons | 480.528.7731 | publisher@thecannabisreporter.com