A group of local veterans is trying to raise awareness about mental health with the help of cannabis. The Marines founded Helmand Valley Growing Company after feeling the effects of post-traumatic stress. The veteran owned cannabis brand is sold in dozens of dispensaries in California and all profits go to veteran medical cannabis research.
“You have a lot of great men and women who went forward to fight for us and now they’ve returned and physically they’re back here but spiritually they’re not. We want to be that beacon of light to help them live that American dream that they fought to defend,” said Bryan Buckley, President and CEO of HVGC.