The widespread prescription of opiate drugs to U.S. Veterans with chronic conditions has taken a terrible toll on our honored servicemen and women, with more than 22 Veterans a day committing suicide from PTSD and Veterans dying at a 50% greater rate of accidental overdose from prescription pain meds than the civilian population. While the therapeutic use of cannabis has been proven to alleviate many symptoms of PTSD and chronic pain (among many other symptoms and conditions), access is limited to those in a handful of states, and even in those rare places where sales are legal, in-depth education, and verification of the effects of specific cannabis strains is nearly nonexistent.
The VFCF-50 cannabis DNA sequencing program puts the pieces of the cannabis puzzle together for doctors, dispensaries and patients, creating a verified genotype of common strains of cannabis and a structured educational program for Veterans and highly trained bud tenders (cannabis sommeliers), that includes verification of strain by sight and smell.
With strain and outcome verification, comes legitimacy-and the ability for recommending physicians to confidently recommend treatment with cannabis to produce specific therapeutic results. We are focusing on putting together training for physicians to understand how cannabinoids work and what cannabinoid profile works best for specific illnesses. Look for the VFCF certified logo at physicians offices that are a part of our program. The VFCF-50 is a privately funded program created as a collaboration of Veterans For Cannabis Foundation, Medicinal Genomics and our partner growers and physicians.
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