A new PTSD support centre for military veterans and first responders has opened in Edmonton.
Marijuana for Trauma hopes to help soldiers, paramedics, and police access medical-grade cannabis a little easier. Marijuana for Trauma CEO and co-founder Fabian Henry told Global News it was his own experience with PTSD that made him want to help others.
“I never had coverage and I had to spend $37,000 dollars of my PTSD claim that Veterans Affairs gave me to buy my medicine from the street because they didn’t understand it at the time. I don’t want any veteran to have to pay anything for a medicine to save their life,” said Henry.
Marijuana for Trauma Western Canada Director of Operations Riley McGee is a veteran who served in Afghanistan 10 years ago. He says the service in invaluable.
“I’m 10 years into cannabinoid therapy — I know it works. I feel that I am an example that it works and I consider myself very lucky that I didn’t have to go down pharmaceutical road,” said McGee.
Marijuana for Trauma has 12 locations across Canada, but this is their first in western Canada. (djs/global)