In the same way that eating a meal can connect people to the political, social, and economic realities faced by those cooking and eating that food every day, experiencing cannabis has the potential to connect you to the experiences of those growing and regularly consuming it. What began as a simple idea to review Combat Cookies and provide some background information led me to discover some harsh realities for combat veterans, a local dispensary and community that is unique in the state and, perhaps, the whole country, and some jaw-dropping statistics about life for veterans in the US. The fight for legal cannabis is about more than the right to enjoy a recreational activity that hurts no one. For many, it is also a struggle to obtain a better quality of life by alleviating physical and mental pain without addiction.
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