The VCG encourages veterans to work with their local and state governments to ensure their veteran community voice is heard and their needs are taken into consideration while the new cannabis laws are being written. That means actively participating in local city council meetings, county board of supervisors meetings, and state level meetings throughout the United States.
Connect with your local Veteran Service Officer, VSO, for your county. It is crucial to be able to direct veterans to the VSO. They can assist with VA compensation claims and plug the veteran into any of the VA services that the veteran is entitled to.
Connect with local American Legion, VFW, Blue Star Moms and any other pro US military veteran organizations. Networking with already established veteran organizations is crucial for the Veterans Cannabis Group mission awareness in the community. Let them know that there are veterans that use medical cannabis in their area and to direct any veterans to the VCG that are interested in learning more, need help or want to help.
Have representation at local city council and county meetings when cannabis is on the agenda. If we, the veterans, do not speak and attend these meetings then our voices cannot be heard and our agendas will not make it into their plan