By Kevin Truong
The scale of the opioid crisis has led stakeholders to pitch innovative solutions to stem the tide of addiction and overdose deaths. One alternate possibility? Medicinal cannabis.
Even after returning from active service, many veterans face long-term side effects from their deployments including chronic pain and issues with mental health and anxiety. Owing to some of these issues, veterans are twice as likely to die from accidental overdose from painkillers than non-veterans.
San Francisco cannabis startup Sublime Canna has launched the Sublime Foundation to provide cannabis products for free to military veterans struggling with opioid dependency through veterans groups and hospitals.
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