Cannabis is improving lives all over the country, including that of Retired Army Medic and founder and President of Cannabis for Warriors (CFW) Izaak “Zaak” Thibodeaux. Thibodeaux came up with the idea for CFW after finally finding relief in cannabis while living in Colorado in 2018. “I was able to safely discontinue the five prescription medications I was taking. More importantly, I felt better than I had since returning home from Afghanistan five years earlier”.
Zaak sat around last Veterans Day and the toll of those lost to suicide and prescription drug overdose weighed on him severely. “I knew I had to do something more, there are lives that can be saved.” Thibodeaux took these deaths personally, vowing to continue his work as “Doc”, a title he thought discarded when he took off the uniform in 2014. “I thought when I laid my aid bag and weapon down that I would be done fighting, that my mission to save my brothers and sisters lives was over.”
Simply put, cannabis works, yet due to the high costs of the newly available medication, it remains inaccessible for far too many of those who need it most. This is where the CFW mission is so critical.
This Veterans Day CFW will launch Operation WarriorRelief to bridge the financial gap and help veterans and first responders afford their medical cannabis treatments. The all-volunteer team at CFW, which consists mostly of disabled veterans who have themselves found relief in medical cannabis, has set the lofty goal of giving six Louisiana veterans and/or first responders a year of free medical cannabis treatments.
CFW applicants in critical need of assistance are given priority, but with your help we hope to offer assistance to every veteran or first responder who decides medical cannabis is best for them. As a non-profit, CFW relies solely on the generosity and support of individuals, organizations, and business partners.
Our fundraising goal to make this incredible opportunity possible is $21,000. This will include Doctor’s fee’s, transportation, and grants to cover the cost of medicine. 100% of contributions made to this campaign will go directly towards Operation WarriorRelief.
On behalf of the CFW Team, and more importantly those our brothers and sisters that will receive this life changing opportunity, thank you in advance for all who support Operation WarriorRelief and help CFW make this Operation a success.