Larry Martino

Veterans Day

Veterans Day Study: Nevada Provides More Support For Military Veterans

Veterans Day. A single day set aside to honor the tremendous sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Originally set to commemorate the end of World War I on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. November 11th. Although nowadays, our country may now observe Veterans Day on a Monday or a Friday to turn it into a holiday weekend. So, with November 11th one week away, let us all remember the purpose of this day of tribute. Whether serving in wartime or peacetime, the call to serve must always be honored. U.S. Military Veteran: we thank you for your service to our nation. Thank you for preserving our freedom. Thank you, and your family, for your sacrifices. New Survey Ranks Nevada In Top 10 For Supporting U.S. Military Veterans I certainly mean every single word I just wrote in that tribute to U.S. military veterans. But it is good to know that our state is backing up honorable words with real money and support. As has been noted, Nevada ranks fairly high in financial support for our nation’s military heroes. Specifically, Nevada ranks ninth-best in the nation for veteran spending. That's according to a recent study by the “medical marijuana card experts” at Leafwell.com. Per Leafwell’s press release, Nevada’s “total state expenditure on veteran care being $105,403 (per 100K) – 22% more than the national average of $86,310.” Moreover, the top three states in the nation for financial expenditure on veteran care and support are Alaska (#1), West Virginia (#2), and Wyoming (#3). On the other hand, veterans in such states as New Jersey (#50), New York (#49), Illinois (#48) and Michigan (#47) rank the lowest in the nation. Many Veterans Struggle With Mental Well-Being As mentioned earlier, U.S. military veterans can receive help in getting a medical marijuana card on Leafwell.com. Ultimately, there is research which supports, and studies which oppose, the use of medical marijuana for mental health issues. Regardless, we can support all U.S. military veterans in choosing their own path to deal with difficult mental health struggles such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).