Veteran's Day at The Epic Remedy
Veteran's Day 2020 is right around the corner, taking place this year on Wednesday, November 11th. Below we've outlined our special deals for Colorado Springs military and veterans as well as a few key facts about cannabis and veterans.
Medical Cannabis Saves Lives.
Plain and simply, cannabis saves hundreds of lives every day. While just about everybody has been touched by cannabis in some way, America's veterans see a huge benefit in the use of cannabis over many other prescription medications.
For the better part of the last 20 years, the United States has been involved in prolonged military conflicts that have really highlighted how ineffective our ill-prepared healthcare system is, especially when it comes to the long-term treatment and management of physical and mental war-related injuries.
Outside of the horrors of war, many veterans will come home with severe physical injuries, insomnia or other sleep-related conditions, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. Out of the 2.7 million Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, over 20% will experience substance abuse, depression, or PTSD, according to the US Department of Veteran's Affairs (The VA). 28% of veterans have been diagnosed with a mental health problem in the past 24 months. Out of those, 7 in 10 veterans were diagnosed with multiple disorders. Worst of all, about 20 US veterans take their own lives every single day of the year.
The VA is simply not equipped to treat the complexity of these needs comprehensively. Veterans suffer in many different and complex ways, both physically and mentally. The standard treatment involves a regimen of prescription drugs, including powerful and addictive opiates, which may worsen their condition and lower their life expectancies. This arrangement isn't treating veterans healthily or coming close to meeting their needs.
But luckily, that's where cannabis comes in. In the days since legalization, thousands of veterans have been able to exchange prescription medications for cannabis to manage a variety of symptoms. Medical marijuana is a proven and safe way to manage personal health safely, completely free from the devastating side effects of prescription painkillers and opiates.
Cannabinoids like THC makes it easy to manage the symptoms of PTSD, depression, lack of appetite, headaches, nausea, inflammation, and more. CBD on the other hand is a top choice for veterans thanks to its wide range of physical and mental effects that make managing chronic pain, anxiety, and sleep-related conditions a thing of the past.
As legalization continues to spread, more and more veterans can experience cannabis as a life-saving medicine. The more cannabis medicine we can put into the hands of veterans, the easier it'll be to keep our loved ones safe.
Veteran's Day Deals at The Epic Remedy
We're thinking of you this Veteran's Day and thanking you for all you did for our country with several exclusive deals. These deals are for the active and past military members of our Epic Fam ONLY. Visit us on Veteran's Day (November 11th) to stop in and save. Deals are only active on Veteran's Day. Please bring your military ID to cash in on the deals.
All active and past military personnel can cash in on these specials on Wednesday, November 11th.
- $2 off flower - $2 off concentrates - $5 off terp pens - 20% off CBD products - 20% off edibles (or $5)
Those who live in freedom will always be grateful to those who helped preserve it. A huge thanks to all of our active military and veterans for your service and sacrifice. We hope you have a safe and exciting Veteran's Day and we're looking forward to seeing you this week.