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Free weed to military veterans: Colorado event draws 700, and some grumbling

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Colorado businesses joined together over the weekend to distribute free medical marijuana and pot-infused products to military veterans, reports CBS Denver.

Organized by Operation Grow4Vets, the giveaway distributed nearly $60,000 in cannabis products to the veterans at an event that was open to the public.

According to Grow4Vets Facebook page, more than 700 people showed up.

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“Thank you to all of our sponsors, to our volunteers and donors, and to the more than 700 people who came out to support Operation Grow4Vets, ” Roger Martin, Operation Grow4Vets Executive Director wrote. “We gave away nearly $60,000 in cannabis products, awarded $2,000 in prizes, helped a dozen Veterans test their cannabis products for FREE, and met so many people with so many great stories to share.”

In an interview, Martin said, “That’s our mission, to offer veterans a safe alternative to the dangerous prescription drugs that they’re prescribed to deal with PTSD, TBI, chronic pain, and all sorts of other ailments.”

“I’m allergic to morphine opiates, I can’t take them,” said Vietnam-era veteran Mark Pitt who attended. “So I don’t have much choice other than do that.”

Although marijuana is legal and easily purchased in Colorado, not everyone was happy with the free giveaway.

“It’s a reckless way to operate,” said Bob Doyle of Colorado Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) Coalition. “These people are getting marijuana with varying degrees of potency and THC. That could cause things like paranoia. Obviously things that we wouldn’t want somebody with PTSD to be experiencing.”

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According to Martin from Grow4Vets, they are launching a new initiative called Save 1,000 Vets Project, with the goal of providing 1,000 veterans with a free lifetime supply of cannabis-infused products.

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