50+ American Heroes Die from Suicide & Overdose Each DayIt’s Time to Try Something Different

There are over 20 million military veterans and tens of millions of active and retired first responders. In the shadows, a countless number of these heroes are desperately struggling with addiction to deadly drugs prescribed for service related injuries and psychological disorders. HeroGrown Foundation is the preeminent organization fighting for their right to choose cannabis as a safe alternative. In addition to providing direct assistance to thousands of veterans and first responders, we work to stop employers, health insurers, and the government from discriminating against cannabis users.

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Over the past 9 years I’ve been contacted by hundreds of first responders asking for our help. As a former police officer, I feel now’s the right time to answer their calls. First responders are plagued by job-related physical and emotional trauma, often leading to depression and addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. Cannabis (marijuana) should be an option for Veterans and First Responders.
Roger Martin, Grow for Vets founder

They fight for our safety and freedom.It’s our turn to fight for them.

Scores of veterans and first responders resort to the use of deadly opiates, dangerous sleeping pills, and alcohol to cope with the pain, stress, and emotional toll of their service. Cannabis is a natural and 100% safe alternative. American Heroes deserve the right to use the medicine of their choice without risking their job, medical benefits, or freedom. HeroGrown’s mission is to raise awareness, advocate, and assist veterans, first responders and their families with the use of cannabis as a safe alternative to deadly prescription drugs. While our efforts weren’t formalized until 2014 with the incorporation of Grow for Vets, we’ve been giving cannabis & CBD products to veterans since in 2010. In January 2018, Grow for Vets evolved into HeroGrown Foundation and first responders and their families were added to the membership roles.


What We Do

CBD AirDrop

We ship hemp CBD products directly to veterans and first responders throughout the United States.

Education & Awareness

We educate members and the public to raise awareness about the health benefits of cannabis.


We work with lobbyists and state legislators to end the war on American Heroes who choose cannabis.

Since 2010 we’ve given away more than
$4,000,000 worth of Cannabis and CBD Products to America’s Heroes.

Frequently asked questions:

While we cannot ship products containing THC, we hold periodic cannabis giveaways and ship free CBD products to members nationwide. To receive alerts about our cannabis giveaway events and CBD AirDrop, please become a HeroGrown member here. You can also view the HeroGrown Discount Network for a list of dispensaries offering a discount. For legal reasons we cannot respond to individual requests for cannabis.

HeroGrown membership is 100% free and open to all veterans, current and former first responders, and their family members. Please become a HeroGrown member here

Our CBD AirDrop program provides free hemp-based CBD products to HeroGrown members. To be eligible and receive alerts, please become a HeroGrown member here

We can not provide medical advice, for medical questions please contact a doctor and learn more here: http://norml.org/marijuana/medical

If you or someone you know needs help, please visit our mental health resources page.

Unfortunately, we are no longer able to assist in obtaining medical cannabis cards. (Including New Mexico residents.)

Thank you for your support! For smaller donations, we encourage you to join and post your offer in our community, where you may be able to connect directly to members in need. We can usually only accept donations of cannabis directly in Nevada. For donations over 1 pound, we can normally arrange for donations in California and Oregon. This medicine will be distributed to our members at giveaway events.

Thank you! Our primary need for volunteers is at our headquarters in Las Vegas. If you are in Las Vegas, please contact us to join our volunteer corps. If you are outside Las Vegas, please see Ways to Help.  You can also join the HeroGrown Advocate Corps to start making a difference in your area. 

Due to the legal complexity of cannabis, we no longer operate as a chapter-based origination. We encourage members to utilize our online community to organize locally.

You can also join the HeroGrown Advocate Corps to start making a difference in your area.

Still Have a Question or Comment?Send us a message.

Please Note: HeroGrown cannot offer medical advice or assist in a mental health crisis. If you or someone you know needs help, please visit our mental health resources page.

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