FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Embarc Fresno, in partnership with Weed for Warriors is providing veterans with resources and medical alternatives to fight the opioid crisis on Saturday, Nov. 11, according to Weed for Warriors.

Organizers say the project aims to continue bringing awareness to the opioid epidemic among veterans by advocating for cannabis to be recognized as a medical alternative and working towards veterans’ freedom from traditional state policies against it.

On Veteran’s Day, Embarc Fresno and Weed for Warriors give out medicine to qualified Veterans on Veterans Day a free bag full of various cannabis products. Organizers say those who qualify will need a valid/current medical recommendation (hard copy), as well as proof of military service and a valid state ID with proof of California residency.

The giveaway starts at 9 a.m. on Veterans Day and continues until supplies last.