BEND, Ore., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregrown Industries, Oregon's premier farm to table cannabis company, has donated a portion of Veterans Day sales at its Bend dispensary to veterans' organizations and called for more research and greater access to medical cannabis for veterans.
"Research from Israel suggests that cannabinoids in marijuana have the potential to provide real benefits to people suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries, and this is borne out by the experiences tens of thousands of veterans and others who have found relief through cannabis," said Oregrown co-founder Aviv Hadar. "We want to support research here in the United States to validate these experiences, and move toward the day when cannabis is readily available to everyone who might benefit from its use." Oregrown donated three percent of Friday's sales to the American Legion, the country's largest veterans organization. The Legion passed a resolution in August calling on the federal government to reschedule cannabis and allow research into its potential for treating post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. Nationwide, hundreds of thousands of veterans are living with traumatic brain injuries and the destructive effects of post-traumatic stress syndrome. The company donated another three percent of sales to the Oregon Veterans Support Fund, a group that assist vets and their families. Oregrown also offered discounted merchandise to Veterans who visited the store on Friday, and served hot pizza to all customers Friday evening. "We are proud to honor those who have put country ahead of self, putting their lives on the line to protect and defend the nation and the ideals that we aspire to," Hadar said.