Dispensing weed free of charge is quite the nice jester. Especially if you’re someone that is truly in need. We recently reported on a cannabis club in Colorado Springs that was offering folks a free joint in exchange for every bag of trash they collected. Now, there’s a cannabis club named The Dab Lounge that is joining forces with a group called Veteran Farmers Alliance in order to facilitate military veterans with free weed.
The idea to dispense cannabis without charge to veterans came from the effort’s founder, Steve Defino, who claims cannabis helped him upon his return from a tour of duty and is hopeful his endeavor will help his fellow veterans with their medicinal needs as well.
“I’ve seen other organizations operate, and I’m not very happy with the way they do it,” Defino said. “They need to be donating more and doing more to show these guys that they actually care.”
Defino, who claims he himself has used cannabis successfully to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for the last 10 years, distributed a number of cannabis infused foodstuffs and over a half a pound of dried flowers (buds) to his comrades last weekend.
“I’ve been able to actually go through my memories, recall my memories without getting upset anymore, and I’m starting to live my life again like a normal person,” Defino said.
“They’re ready to take their own life because they feel like nobody is there for them.”
Defino’s act of kindness with the free bud set him back approximately $1,400, but he says it is worth every penny and helps those suffering with PTSD get “out of isolation and able to mingle with civilians and re-integrate into society.” He goes on to say that he has “talked to guys that are ready to kill themselves. They’re ready to take their own life because they feel like nobody is there for them. So this is a small way to say thank you for what you’ve done.”
The recent $1,400 charitable act by Defino is a mere drop in the bucket when compared to the $25,000 worth of cannabis, cannabis seeds and the materials needed to grow said seeds that he is planning to donate to veterans on Veteran’s Day in November.
That’s what we would consider to be a true gesture of weed welfare! Now, if there were only a governmental agency that could help those who put their lives in jeopardy for the sake of our country. Hopefully that isn’t a too far into the future.