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“But We Are Suffering,” New ad features veterans appeal for The South Carolina Compassionate Care Act

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“But We Are Suffering,” New ad features veterans appeal for The South Carolina Compassionate Care Act

The Veterans Alliance for Holistic Alternatives (VAHA) announced today that they will begin running digital media advertising to educate South Carolinians about the plight of veterans’ health care and the need to access safe, legal cannabis treatments in the Palmetto State. 

“Veterans are part of every community across the state and while we work, play and live together, veterans disproportionately suffer from chronic illness, PTSD and other ailments. All we are saying is give us a shot at promising treatments so that we can be present and productive as we go about our normal lives,” said Gary Hess, Founder and CEO of VAHA Health.

According to Hess, VAHA will run the video spots online in key markets and geographic areas around the state and continue playing as the debate continues in the South Carolina legislature, where the House is currently considering the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act. The spot makes the case that veterans deserve the medical freedom to pursue cannabis treatments just like their brothers and sisters-at-arms in 37 other states. 

“Too many of us rely on outdated, ineffective treatments, like the so-called ‘combat cocktail’ prescribed too often at the Veterans Administration. Let’s give South Carolina Vets the medical freedom to work with a doctor or a pharmacist and find a better way,” Hess argued.

The spot concludes with an appeal for veterans to share their stories and get involved in the conversation. Viewers are encouraged to go to VAHASC.org to be part of the effort. 

Video Link – https://youtu.be/Qu3gHY6Qfi8

Website Link – https://www.vahasc.org/

For Immediate Release

March 18, 2022 Contact: Terry.holt@VAHAhealth.com