A Less Addictive Remedy For Pain

Today on Hempresent Vivian is joined by  Army veteran Steven Passmore. Passmore is part of an internship for veterans at THC Design in Los Angeles. THC Design is a cannabis grow that focuses on environmentally conscious growing practices in order to reduce their carbon footprint using various methods. It’s estimated that 3 percent of all electricity consumption in California is from indoor grows.

Steven Passmore, U.S Army combat veteran, pulls dry leaves from rows of marijuana plants two weeks from being harvest at THC Design, a cannabis cultivation company in Los Angeles on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

In addition to difficulties making ends meet after serving in Iraq, Passmore faced another, perhaps graver concern. The former soldier was in severe pain after breaking his clavicle in Ira and was prescribed “a bunch of pills”, including opiates, as a solution. Seeking a less addictive remedy for pain, Passmore decided to try medical marijuana