FLORIDA: A special rally for U.S. military veterans will kick off the opening of the Southeast Cannabis Conference and Expo (SECC Expo) on June 10 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard. Admission for active military and veterans is free and the expo runs through June 11.
The SECC Expo along with sponsors FlavRx, EveRx, Buds for Vets and Weed for Warriors Project invite the public to begin gathering at 9:30 a.m. for an inspiring event to honor, support and show gratitude to those who have served. The conference and exhibit hall opens at 10 am, with a Veterans and Cannabis session at 10:30 a.m.
The SECC Expo wants to educate and help those who have served our country have access to safe medications to treat injuries, chronic illness, PTSD and depression. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, veterans accounted for 18% of all suicide deaths among U.S. adults (July 2016 report). They also report Florida has one of the largest populations of veterans, third behind California and Texas, which makes large-scale educational events like the SECC Expo vital to getting alternative medications and therapies like medical cannabis to this underserved community.
The cost of admission to the expo for veterans will be covered by sponsor FlavRx. Other sponsors, EveRx and Honest Hemp Co., will have giveaways at the rally for veterans.