Dear Veterans and to our Chesterfield, Missouri Community:
Tomorrow, November 11, 2021, is Veterans Day. This is a day we commemorate our heroes and honor those that have served our country. We are perpetually grateful for your selfless fight for our nation’s freedom.
Here in the Chesterfield location of Hippos Marijuana Dispensaries, we invite you to join us as we take time to celebrate the veteran community.
This week on Veterans Day, Thursday from 4:20 pm to 7:10 pm, Elevate and Waxy Brown are hosting a Patient Drive sponsored by Hippos.
PATIENT DRIVE LOCATION
Meet us at Espino’s Mexican Bar & Grill
17409 Chesterfield Airport Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63005-1359
The first 40 people to sign up get a $10 gift card to Espinos.
Elevate Holistics and Waxy Brown’s educational event and patient drive will offer discounted $50 Appointments to get your MMJ card all day.
The first 15 Veterans appointments are free.
Please sign up for our Hippos Insider program and stay connected to learn more about our upcoming events and announcements. You can also check out and shop our online medical marijuana menu here.
With sincere gratitude,
The Hippos Marijuana Dispensary Team
ABOUT MISSOURI VETERANS
Did you know that the state of Missouri reports having 479,828 vets? [Source: U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov/library/infographics/veterans-statistics.html]
The state of Missouri ranks 15th in the U.S. in having the most veteran citizens. [Source: “Number of veterans living in the United States in 2019, by state” statista.com https://www.statista.com/statistics/250329/number-of-us-veterans-by-state/]
ABOUT U.S. VETERANS
In 2019 about 1.66 million veterans had a service-connected disability rating of 70 percent or higher. [Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/250316/us-veterans-by-disability-status/]
In 2020, about 15,204 homeless veterans in the United States were living outside of a homeless shelter. [Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/727032/estimated-number-of-homeless-veterans-in-the-us/]
Around 35 percent of veterans over the age of 18 with serious mental illness reported illicit drug use in the past year. The statistic illustrates the percentage of U.S. veterans aged 18 years and over who reported using select substances in the past year as of 2019, by mental health status. [Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1129327/substance-use-mental-illness-veterans-us/]
In 2019, around 273,000 veterans reported misusing Hydrocodone, while around 222,000 veterans reported misusing Oxycodone. The statistic illustrates the number of U.S. veterans who misused opioids in the past year as of 2019, by opioid type. [Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1128823/opioid-misuse-veterans-us-by-type/]
In 2019, thoughts of suicide were more frequent among U.S. veterans with a substance use disorder. Around 13 percent of veterans over the age of 18 with a substance use disorder reported having serious thoughts of suicide in the past year. The statistic illustrates the percentage of U.S. veterans aged 18 years and over who reported suicidal thoughts, plans or attempts in the past year as of 2019, by substance use disorder status. [Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1129524/suicide-substance-use-veterans-us/]
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