I am proud of the veterans in my family.
My father served in Vietnam and my brother did several tours of duty around the world between the early 1990s and the mid 2000s.
Neither of them were ever critically wounded, but the emotional toll was more than enough to handle after retiring. My dad became an engineer and has been with the same company for the last three decades. My brother owns a successful pizza restaurant in a nearby city. It’s wonderful spending time with them during the winter holidays when we all meet for family dinners at my parent’s house with my aunts and uncles. My father and brother are the first people to come to mind whenever veteran’s day rolls around every year. I’m glad that there are two separate federal holidays to acknowledge the physical and emotional toll that our armed forces take to protect our civil liberties at home. It makes me happy to see the cannabis dispensaries do their part to honor the troops as well with their massive veterans day sales today. If you are a veteran, you could have purchased marijuana products for 30-50% off depending on which dispensary you visited. This is fantastic for a group of people that is disproportionately more likely to experience post-traumatic stress order compared to many other people. Even though some cannabis dispensaries offer veterans discounts every day of the year, it’s nice to see additional discounts given on veterans day in particular. My dad was able to get a stackable 40% discount on top of his usual 25% discount at our favorite marijuana store. He walked out with a few hundred dollars worth of cannabis products that he got 65% off after all of his discounts were applied to the order.