Honoring Veterans and Supporting Success: Memorial Day Reflections in the Cannabis Industry

Honoring Veterans and Supporting Success: Memorial Day Reflections in the Cannabis Industry

Msnmarijuanasup Memorial Day Article


Honoring Veterans and Supporting Success: Memorial Day Reflections in the Cannabis Industry


Memorial Day is a cherished holiday in the U.S. that marks the beginning of summer for many of us. However, it holds a much deeper significance for our nation's veterans, especially those that have lost friends in service. It is a time of reflection and gratitude, as well as an opportunity for the cannabis industry to show its support for those who have served.


With so many of us suffering from leftover physical, emotional, and mental discomfort from service, it only makes sense to expand access to cannabis-related products to our many cherished veterans. While it may seem like a small thing to change, opening up more access to marijuana during Memorial Day should serve as a simple solution. 


Our team at MSN Packaging, Inc. wanted to take a moment to reflect on how Memorial Day affects our industry and what we can do to help those veterans in our communities.


Celebrating Memorial Day


As Americans gather to celebrate Memorial Day, it is essential to understand its profound impact on veterans and their families. This holiday serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by our brave service members in defense of our freedoms.


However, for many veterans, Memorial Day can also bring up painful memories of battles and challenges faced during their service. It is crucial for us as a society to provide support and acknowledgment during this time.


According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are over 16.5 million veterans in the United States. These individuals have dedicated their lives to protecting our nation. Our responsibility is to ensure their well-being and success well after their service and reintroduction into civilian life.


Empowering Veterans: Special Benefits and Events in the Cannabis Industry


Our peers in the cannabis industry have recognized the potential benefits of cannabis and plant-based medicines for veterans, particularly those suffering from conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 


Studies have shown that cannabis can alleviate symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain, which are common among veterans.


In fact, cannabis use among veterans aged 18-44 years is currently at an all-time high of 20%, indicating the growing interest and potential therapeutic value of cannabis in addressing the unique needs of veterans.


To better support veterans, a new house bill called the "Veterans Equal Access" Act has been introduced. This bill aims to allow doctors working in the V.A. to discuss and suggest cannabis-related products to their veteran patients. Currently, VA doctors are unable to recommend or prescribe medical marijuana due to federal restrictions, despite its legality in 37 states. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Brian Mast (R-Fla.) are spearheading this legislation, advocating for the importance of involving medical professionals who know veterans best in their treatment plans.


These initiatives highlight the industry's commitment to ensuring veterans access alternative treatments that may improve their quality of life. Additionally, by providing support and education about the potential benefits of cannabis, we in the cannabis industry can better empower veterans to explore safe and effective options for managing their health.


Sales Performance and Industry Support on Memorial Day


Memorial Day is a critical time for special promotions and events. Dispensaries, growing farms, and retail establishments often organize sales and discounts to encourage veteran patronage. These initiatives not only benefit veterans but also drive increased sales and revenue for businesses.


Plenty of research shows cannabis sales skyrocket among big holidays. The record gross from last year was over $238 million for recreational and medical marijuana during the four-day period. Especially with consumers under 40 years of age driving 61% of cannabis sales.


The Power of Responsible Packaging: MSN Packaging Inc.'s Impact


While the cannabis industry celebrates Memorial Day, We at MSN Packaging Inc. remain fully committed to our mission of providing child-resistant and state-compliant packaging solutions. With over 16.5 million veterans in the United States, it is crucial to ensure that cannabis products are safely stored and packaged, especially considering the potential risks associated with accidental ingestion by children.


We understand the importance of responsible packaging in protecting both consumers and the reputation of the cannabis industry. Our child-resistant packaging solutions offer peace of mind to parents and caregivers, ensuring that cannabis products are inaccessible to children while remaining easily accessible to veterans in need.


Looking Ahead: Opportunities for Continued Veteran Support


As all of us in the cannabis industry continues to  evolve, numerous opportunities are opening additional support for our veteran brothers and sisters. Collaboration and advocacy are critical to change for fostering industry-wide initiatives that prioritize the well-being of veterans. We need to work together, all of us (businesses, organizations, and policymakers) to forge a more inclusive environment where veterans have access to the resources needed for success.


While the conversation around cannabis-supported medicine continues to emerge, there is growing evidence to suggest its efficacy in treating mental health conditions such as PTSD. By investing in research and advocating for responsible use, the cannabis industry can contribute to a broader understanding of plant-based medicines and their potential benefits for veterans.


We need to break down the cognitive dissonance between policy leaders and the power of effective remedies. The political discourse needs to center on facts and not the unorthodox backing of special interest groups that fear change or do not allow such medically backed trials to take place. The more evidence we have that cannabis improves the outcomes for veterans, the better we can ensure they have a pathway toward future success in our society.


Wrapping it Up


As Memorial Day comes to a close and we turn our attention to the beach days of summer, we need to keep our veterans in mind. We have a unique opportunity to demonstrate our support and gratitude by embracing initiatives like the "Veterans Equal Access" Act and organizing special events or promotions that target veteran customers.


Together we can seize the potential for continued growth and support in the cannabis industry, ensuring veterans receive the recognition and assistance they deserve. By prioritizing their well-being, we can honor their service and contribute to a more inclusive and compassionate society. For all future Memorial Day holidays, let us reflect on the sacrifices made by our veterans and recommit ourselves to their success.


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