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2019

Louisiana Congressional Testimony

Gary and Brianna Hardy testify before Louisiana State Congress in support of medical cannabis treatment in Louisiana.

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May 2019

Inhalation Delivery Allowed in Louisiana

Louisiana unanimously passes legislation to allow medical cannabis inhalation delivery systems.

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June 2019

Advocacy Begins

Gary Hess becomes a public advocate for medical cannabis and is invited to present to a panel at Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week 2020.

Nov 2019

Pennington Biomedical Presentation

Gary Hess is invited to speak on the efficacy of medical cannabis to the healthcare community at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Facility.

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2020
Jan 2020

Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week

Gary Hess speaks at Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week about the benefits of medical cannabis.

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March 2020

VAHA Begins

VAHA was founded to advocate for veterans’ right to access life-saving treatment in the form of medical cannabis.

May 2020

Partnership with Scottsdale Research Institute (SRI)

VAHA teamed up with Sue Sisley of SRI to file legislation against the United Stated Attorney General and Drug Enforcement Agency to remove cannabis as a Schedule 1 narcotic.

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Nov 2020

Addressing the HR community

VAHA presents to the professional human resources community in Louisiana about the medical benefits of cannabis and how it can be best integrated as a daily medicine to improve worker satisfaction and enhance performance.

Nov 2020

Litigation Filed

The lawsuit (supported by VAHA) was filed by SRI against the United Stated Attorney General and Drug Enforcement Agency with the goal of removing cannabis form the list of Schedule 1 Narcotics.

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Dec 2020

TeleLeaf founded

TeleLeaf launches providing a straightforward online process whereby patients in need of treatment through medical cannabis can connect with qualified physicians to obtain their medical marijuana card.

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2021
Feb 2021

Dynamic Growth Solutions founded

DGS was created to address the increasing need for innovative agricultural solutions for the cannabis growing industry.

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March 2021

VAHA presents to the Government of Panama

VAHA representatives, Brianna Hardy and Peter Prevot, present to government of Panama on the medical efficacy of cannabis and the economic benefits the cannabis industry brings.

March 25, 2021

First Trauma Presentation

VAHA holds its first public presentation on the benefits of cannabis and how it can be used to facilitate recovery, stability, and post-traumatic growth.

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May 25, 2021

Metered-dose inhaler released in Louisiana

VAHA partners with PAX and Ilera Holistic to launch the first metered-dose inhalation device available in Louisiana.

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June 21, 2021

Federal Court Live Streamed

Hearing results in allowing other qualified cultivators to grow and supply research institutions with cannabis products (ending the NIDA monopoly which prohibited cannabis research).

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June 29, 2021

VAHA and SRI Continued Partnership

VAHA supports SRIs phase two clinical trials focusing specifically on cannabis’ effects on veterans for chronic pain and PTSD.

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2021

North Carolina Senate Committee Approves Legalization Bill

The proposal allows patients to access cannabis if they have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition.

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Aug 2021

VAHA Partners with Curaleaf

VAHA and Curaleaf, the worlds largest cannabis company, agree to partnership.

Aug 30, 2021

National Cannabis Roundtable

VAHA Accepts Invitation to Sit on National Cannabis Roundtable Advisory Board.

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2021

Safe Banking Senate Meeting

VAHA meets with Senate Committee Members about need for safe banking in the cannabis industry. This would allow small businesses access to economic opportunities provided by the cannabis industry.