Extracting Innovations COO Seth Cox shows Navy veteran Hikima Nukes how to make cannabutter for edibles at the Grow 4 Vets cannabis giveaway at the DoubleTree Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Colorado Springs. (Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette)

Cannabis giveaway for veterans draws big crowd to Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS — A marijuana giveaway for veterans attracted about 1,000 people to a Colorado hotel.

The “Grow 4 Vets” giveaway in Colorado Springs aimed to bring cannabis-based treatments to veterans with service-related conditions as an alternative to pain medications.

The Gazette reports that veterans were given a bag of items that included cannabis oil, an edible chocolate bar and seeds to grow plants.

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Marijuana activists have tried unsuccessfully to have post-traumatic stress disorder added to the Colorado list of medical conditions that qualify for joining the medical marijuana registry. Now that pot is legal for all adults over 21, organizers are free to give away marijuana.

Not all who received the bags were veterans. A $20 dollar donation from nonveterans was encouraged.

A similar event was held last weekend in Denver.


Information from: The Gazette