Ipswich, MA VFW will co-sponsor an information session on trends and techniques in using medical marijuana to treat visible and invisible wounds
Online PR News – 15-September-2016 – Ipswich, MA – FW Post 1093 announced today is co-sponsoring a free, public information event on the use of medical marijuana to treat injuries and ailments associated with military service and war. The event will be held on 29 September from 7-8:30pm at co-sponsoring American Legion Post 194, 37 School Street, Hamilton, MA 0198.
Ipswich resident and seasoned Marine Joe McCarthy is the founder of Ipswich Pharmaceutical Associates which has been issued a provisional license to open a dispensary at 31 Turnpike Road in Ipswich, MA. McCarthy is a 100% service related disabled veteran and personally familiar with the impacts of long-term chronic pain.
“The DEA recently announced the first widespread study of the use of medical marijuana for treatment of PTSD symptoms,” noted Ed Marsh, Commander of VFW Post 109. “Joe’s unique experiences with veterans early on has made him an excellent ambassador to provide important information to his military brothers." McCarthy’s presentation will cover all current treatment options, Including edibles, oils and smokeless “vapes”.“I’ve seen this make a huge difference in people’s lives.” says McCarthy. “I’ve invested 5 years in the permitting process for our facility – and through that I’ve focused on opportunities to help people. Veterans are one of the groups that may stand to benefit the most. I’m excited to present on the topic.”
Hamilton American Legion Post 194 Commander Greg McKenna is a 30 year veteran of Army Special Forces with extensive medical experience. “I’ve seen amazing success with various treatments over the years. The use of medical marijuana is a choice that veterans should make with their doctors, but there’s no doubt that many veterans bear painful wounds – visible and invisible. Post 194 pleased to partner with Ed and VFW Post 1093 to co-sponsor this info event.”
Further information is available through the events section of VFW Post 1093 Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VFWPost1093/" target="_blank" class="highlight_link">https://www.facebook.com/VFWPost1093/
About VFW Post 1093: Founded in 1946, VFW Post 1093 active members live in Ipswich and a number of towns on the North Shore while participating members live throughout the US. Our membership includes veterans of most conflicts since WWII, and our community participation is built on a unique partnership with the YMCA of the Northshore. The VFW is physically co-located with the Ipswich Family YMCA and energetically innovates programs to support the Ipswich community as well as veterans and their families in New England and beyond. Our members joined the military for the opportunity to serve, and they join our post to continue that service in meaningful ways and to foster the comradeship which so many cherished during their time in the service. New members are welcome.
About Hamilton American Legion Post 194: Founded on September 04, 1919. This community organization benefits from its membership spanning from WWII through the current OEF/ OIF Veterans. Members have had pivotal ties to our community ranging from selectman, police chiefs and fire chiefs. The active membership provides an outpost for activities such as fund raising and American Legion Riders participation. Post 194 has been coined “a hidden gem” by Representative Brad Hill. The Post is and always will belong to the honored Veterans of the north shore. It has always been the desire to have the building as a resource and destination for families and Veterans alike. Post 194 welcomes new Veteran and family memberships.