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Organic Care of California BLOG

 Here is a few Blogs written by the owners Chaz & Shantel Cornellier about the industry and things they have experienced or learned while owning a cannabis delivery service in Chico, Ca in 2017 under Prop 215 and then moving to Sacramento to own a State Liscensed Delivery, C9-0000003-LIC, immediately in 2018. It has been a crazy ride and Chaz loves to explain what the market is doing and how he sees the company doing in the near future.

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Cannabis for Veterans

As a dispensary owner in California, I've seen firsthand the profound impact cannabis can have on individuals dealing with a variety of health issues. Among our most poignant experiences are those involving veterans who turn to cannabis for relief from PTSD and other service-related conditions. This blog delves into the intersection of cannabis and veteran health, exploring how this ancient plant is providing new hope.


Understanding PTSD in Veterans

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Veterans, having been in the line of duty, are particularly susceptible to PTSD. Symptoms can include flashbacks, severe anxiety, uncontrollable thoughts about the event, and emotional numbness.

Cannabis: A Ray of Hope

For many veterans, traditional treatments like psychotherapy and medication offer limited relief. Cannabis, however, has emerged as a promising alternative. Its therapeutic properties, especially from strains high in CBD, have shown potential in easing anxiety, improving sleep, and reducing the frequency of flashbacks.

A Dispensary Owner’s Observations

In our dispensary, I've interacted with numerous veterans who have shared their journeys. One common theme is the sense of calm and control they regain through cannabis use. Unlike some pharmaceuticals, cannabis offers relief without heavy sedation or severe side effects.

Choosing the Right Strain

The effectiveness of cannabis in treating PTSD symptoms can depend significantly on the strain. Indica strains are often preferred for their relaxing effects, aiding in sleep and reducing anxiety. Sativas, while uplifting, might sometimes exacerbate anxiety in sensitive individuals. We always advise starting with a low dose and gradually increasing it.

Legal Landscape and Accessibility

Despite its benefits, veterans face challenges in accessing medical cannabis due to federal laws. As a Schedule I drug at the federal level, cannabis use can impact veterans' benefits. In California, however, medical cannabis is legal, and we strive to assist veterans in navigating these complexities.

Safety and Regulation

Safety is paramount. Our products are rigorously tested for quality and potency. We adhere strictly to state regulations to ensure that our veteran customers receive safe, reliable products.

Personal Stories of Transformation

The most compelling evidence of cannabis' impact comes from the veterans themselves. Stories of improved sleep, reduced anxiety, and a renewed sense of hope are common. These narratives underscore the potential of cannabis as a tool in healing the invisible wounds of war.

Future Directions

Research into cannabis and PTSD is ongoing. As understanding deepens, we hope that more veterans will have legal access to this therapeutic option. It's not just about symptom management; it's about enhancing overall quality of life.


As a dispensary owner in California, witnessing the positive changes in veterans who use cannabis to manage their PTSD symptoms is both humbling and motivating. The journey isn't without challenges, but the potential for healing and transformation is immense. Cannabis, for many veterans, isn't just a plant; it's a path to reclaiming their lives.