WOODLAND PARK, Colo. - A Colorado group plans to give free marijuana and marijuana growing supplies to United States military veterans.
Operation Grow4Vets said it is launching Project Better Medicine to give veterans the "best medical treatment" available.
A legislative committee voted last week to deny medical marijuana to Colorado citizens suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
However, giving away recreational marijuana is legal under Colorado law.
"Grow4Vets intends to take full advantage of the rights afforded to Colorado residents with the passage of Amendment 64," the group said in a statement.
Organizers say Project Better Medicine was designed to reduce veteran drug overdose and suicide deaths.
"If we, as a nation, are truly committed to helping American heroes live healthy and productive lives after they have been wounded or injured protecting our freedom and way of life, it is imperative that we stop killing veterans by forcing them to take dangerous and often deadly prescription drug cocktails," organizers said.
The group plans to give free marijuana, marijuana edibles, marijuana tinctures, and home grow equipment to military veterans.
Funding for the project is coming from individuals and corporate sponsors, organizers said.