Veterans can get discounted cannabis, free membership through this company

Abbie Bennett
August 30, 2019 - 10:09 am

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Veterans can get deeply discounted cannabis products from cannabis wholesaler and delivery company Flower Co.

But veterans have to prove their status, submitting a VA medical ID card or DD-214 electronically. It was not immediately clear what measures were in place to keep that information secure or who would have access to it.

Flower Co. is offering a free membership -- usually $119 -- to all veterans. The membership gives veterans access to the California-based company's catalog of cannabis products at discounts of up to 50 percent compared to other dispensaries.

Veterans participating in state marijuana programs does not affect their eligibility for VA care and services. Veterans will not be denied VA benefits because of marijuana use, according to the VA. VA providers "can and do" discuss cannabis use with veterans as part of their care planning, according to VA. For more information on veteran cannabis use and the VA, click here.  

Flower Co. partnered with the Veterans Cannabis Group to create the free membership. The group aims to advocate for and support medical cannabis use to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. 

As part of the promotion, Flower Co. produced a video of veterans sharing their experiences with cannabis. 

Once a veteran submits their veteran status information to the website, Flower Co. says a member of its staff will reach out to finish setting up the veteran's account, at which point the veteran has access "to a free annual membership and wholesale cannabis delivered to their door." 

Flower Co.'s "menu" of products can still be accessed by those without a membership, but the prices of each product will be higher. 

The menu includes cannabis-infused chocolate, pre-ground cannabis, cannabis flowers, pre-rolled cannabis cigarettes, e-cigarette cartridges, vaping pods, cannabis concentrates, tinctures and other accessories. 

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