Curaleaf Launches Cannabis Initiative for Veterans

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Curaleaf, a leading vertically integrated cannabis operator in the United States, launched its initiative with the Veterans Cannabis Project (VCP), an organization that advocates for legal and supported access of medical cannabis for veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs, in Oregon. Customers can now purchase a custom-designed Veterans Cannabis Project pre-roll product, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting the VCP. Each box includes five pre-rolls (total of 2.5 grams) of UKU flower – one of Oregon's top selling flower brands* – and will be available for $13.

"Raising awareness of veterans' access to cannabis is an important issue for Curaleaf."

– Tim Fitzpatrick, President of Curaleaf Oregon.

 

Fitzpatrick went on to say that "Curaleaf can play an important role by educating veterans and consumers on how cannabis may be of great benefit for veterans. We are proud to be able to support our veterans as they look to improve their quality of life."

"As a veteran myself, I was grateful to be made aware of how medical cannabis can help me," said Doug Distaso, VCP's Executive Director. "There are millions of veterans, but federal law makes it illegal for Veteran Health Administration physicians to recommend cannabis as a treatment. This is something we are looking to change. Our partnership with Curaleaf will help veterans gain legal access to cannabis."

Curaleaf officially launched the Veterans Cannabis Project initiative in Maryland earlier this year; products are currently available for purchase in Maryland, Maine and Arizona. The company will continue rolling out the program at Curaleaf dispensaries across the United States. The Veterans Cannabis Project product will also be available for purchase at other cannabis operators later this year.

*According to April and May data from BDS Analytics

 

Disclaimer: Past performance is not an indicator of future performance.

About Curaleaf Holdings
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) ("Curaleaf") is the leading vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operator in the United States. It is a high-growth cannabis company with a national brand known for quality, trust and reliability. The company is positioned in highly populated, limited license states, and currently operates in 12 states with 48 dispensaries, 14 cultivation sites and 13 processing sites. Curaleaf has the executive expertise and research and development capabilities to provide leading service, selection, and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets, as well as in the CBD category through its Curaleaf Hemp brand.

About the Veterans Cannabis Project
Veterans Cannabis Project is dedicated to advocating on behalf of cannabis access issues for U.S. military veterans. VCP is committed to educating policymakers and the public about the value of cannabis to veterans and supporting veterans across the nation with the resources they need to understand the value of medical cannabis, know their cannabis rights, and access the tools they need to encourage federal policy change. We work daily to create a community that can heal our nation's broken approach to cannabis and provide veterans with safe, legal access.

Louis O'Neill
Louis O'Neill

Louis is a writer based in Sydney with a focus on social and political issues. Having interviewed local politicians and entrepreneurs, Louis now focuses on cannabis culture, legislation & reform.

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