Project 22

Educate. Illuminate. Motivate.


Not Every Combat Wound Receives A Purple Heart. Help For Vets With PTSD.

Join with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) state chapters from Missouri and Colorado including Greater Saint Louis NORML, Springfield NORML, NORML Kansas City, University of Missouri NORML, Mid-MO NORML, Denver NORML and Colorado NORML to support Project 22, an educational experience and documentary.

What

Twenty-two veterans from Missouri, will be flown into Colorado, to attend the Project 22 Summit at the 1st Annual Institute of Cannabis Research Conference in Pueblo, Colorado to learn about the benefits of medical cannabis.

The experience will be recorded and shared as a documentary so that others may share in the experience and learn, along with these combat veterans, how cannabis therapy alleviates the mental illness symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) caused by exposure to military combat service among other uses.

When

The conference is being held on April 28th, 29th, and 30th in Pueblo Colorado. Fundraising for Project-22 was initiated on veterans day 11/11/16. The trip will go from April 27th to May 1st with travel.

Project 22 Agenda for Saturday Only 4/29/17

3:15-4:30 pm
Project 22 Panel Discussion
5:00 pm
The Project 22 Summit (the gathering at the Vietnam Memorial) is scheduled to take place at 5:00 pm.
6:30-8:00 pm
Evening Reception El Pueblo Museum


Why

A national mental health crises exists among veterans. On average, 22 Veterans commit suicide every day according to a 2012 report from the Veterans Health Administration. PTSD is the leading cause of suicidal tendencies and cannabinoid therapy is emerging as an effective medical counter measure to alleviate the symptoms of this post-combat mental illness as well as other issues such as chronic pain.

Who

This project is a joint effort between Greater Saint Louis NORML, Springfield NORML, NORML Kansas City, University of Missouri NORML, Mid-MO NORML, Denver NORML and Colorado NORML

Endorsements

Check out our Endorsement Page to see who supports us! Want to endorse this project? Its free, just contact us.

How Can I Help?
Make a donation here, attend our events, spread the word, tell a vet, apply to go as 1 of the 22, attend a NORML meeting in Missouri and become a member.
How to support Project 22:
Donate $22.00 as a symbol of support. Larger donations of $250.00 or more may be tax deductible. Contact us for information on making a tax deductible donation.
Donate:
Use our handy PayPal button to pay with a credit card. (A PayPal account is not required to use PayPal.)
Tax Deductible Sponsorships

Project 22 tax deductible donations are submitted through NORML Foundation.

With a sponsorship you or your company's name will be proudly displayed on all promotional materials or publications.Your business or organization will benefit from nation-wide and regional exposure as a sponsor of Project 22. Inquire here for tax-deductible donations: Dan Viets or Blake Bell

Veterans

Our 22 veterans have been selected for Project 22. We are no longer accepting application to join our project. You can still help fund our educational experience and documentary with your donations. Project 22 doesn't end after our veterans return from Colorado. We'll be touring across the state allowing our vets to share what they've learned and how other veterans can benefit from medical cannabis therapy to treat PTSD.


Events
NORML Project 22 Summit & Pill Bottle Collection
You are invited to attend on April 29th 2017 at 4:30p.m. The NORML Project-22 Summit will take place at Pueblo University on the Veteran Memorial grounds during the Inaugural Cannabis Research Conference.
Project 22 Ceremony
We are calling for veterans from all over the U.S. to join us in a ceremony to bring to light the epidemic that is ravaging our veterans. This year over 8000+ veterans will complete suicide; 22 a day, every day. Help us shine some light on this issue and help us start saving lives today.
If you can’t make it you can still help!
Send us your empty pill bottles for the summit that we will deliver to the White House steps following the ceremony. Feel free to put a note in them! Or light your own candles at home and post on social media with the hashtag #Project22 on 4/29/17.

Send them to:
Care of Professor Tim McGettigan
Dept. of Sociology
CSU-Pueblo
2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81001

Project 22 representatives are available for speaking engagements with your group or organization. Contact us for more information.

Please allow 24 hours for a response when contacting Project 22. We are happy to to respond to your inquiry.

Project 22 is an initiative supported by state-wide NORML chapters: Greater St. Louis, Mid-MO, Columbia, Kansas City, Springfield, Missouri University, Denver NORML and Colorado NORML.

Project 22 Donations

Donate $22.00 or other amount of your choice via PayPal. (A PayPal account is not required to use PayPal)

Tax Deductible Information Here