Thank you to each of our veterans. Everest appreciates your service and sacrifice. We value our veteran customers and make it part of our mission to give back to our veteran community and honor them on every visit to our dispensaries.
According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, each day we lose 22 veterans to suicide. They also estimate about 11 to 20 out of every 100 veterans who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, experience PTSD in a given year. About 12 percent of Gulf War veterans experience PTSD in a given year, and an estimated 30 percent of Vietnam veterans have had PTSD in their lifetime.
For some, cannabis can provide relief without the adverse side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Specific strains can help patients in effectively treating the anxiety, depression, insomnia and other ailments triggered by PTSD.