Cannabis tastemaker and curator, SHERBINSKIS has established a partnership with non-profit organization devoted to mental health treatments and suicide prevention programs, No Vet Alone to save the lives of many, who are hooked onto opioids, through the use of cannabis reports Benzinga.
To be more specific, the duo is trying to tend to the mental health of military veterans and first responders, both of whom are typically left with scars from their experiences at work.
The Founder and Chairman of No Vet Alone, John Wordin spoke of the efforts in place with Benzinga, in which he disclosed that the goal is to expound on medical research regarding cannabis and CBD uses, while finding ways to understand what effect they have and how to make use of them “in order to create a better therapeutic outcome.”
The way in which the duo perceives cannabis use is by matching “personality and condition with specific strains,” which in turn is expected to “reduce suicides by improving anxiety, chronic pain, sleep issues and depression among our veterans.” Wordin trusts that his firm’s keenness in preventing suicide and SHERBINSKIS’ expertise in strains studies, can help save lives.
This endeavor is a crucial one in America presently, as the numbers indicate increases in the opioid crisis. According to a team of researchers from the University of Michigan and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, the death rate among veterans due to opioids has increased by 65% from 2010 to 2016 alone, with the main source coming from opioid pain medicine prescriptions.