Over 50 Veterans and First Responders die every day from suicide and prescription drug overdose. It’s time to try something different. THEY FOUGHT FOR US NOW WE FIGHT FOR THEM SUPPORT US

We do more than just talk about helping veterans.


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Unlike the copycat ``nonprofits`` that take donations and merely talk about helping veterans,

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. 

While risky prescription drugs are often free through the VA or insurance, heavily regulated and taxed cannabis can cost over $50 per day. We aim to make cannabis a viable alternative to prescription drugs by providing it free to veterans and first responders in need. We are also working to build a discount network around the country with licensed dispensaries.

American Heroes deserve the right to use the medicine of their choice without risking their job, medical benefits, or freedom. 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.

Relief. Support. Hope.

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    Warrior Airdrop is the cornerstone of HeroGrown's charitable operations. We send free CBD items directly to Veterans in need.

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    Through our affiliates, HeroGrown coordinates the donation of cannabis products to Veterans.

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

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

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HeroGrown’s Roots

A proud family tradition of serving those who served.

HeroGrown® was co-founded by a father and son devoted to easing the suffering of military veterans.

Nick Martin — a medical cannabis advocate and cultivator based in Northern California — convinced his father, Roger Martin, to try cannabis as an alternative to prescription pain medicines. As a conservative U.S. Army veteran and former law enforcement officer, Roger was reluctant — but he recognized the toll the deadly opioids were taking on his body. Aided by his son’s support and home-grown cannabis, Roger was able to detox from VA-prescribed Oxycontin and Ambien in 2010. He credited cannabis with providing him a new lease on life.

Troubled by encounters with veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and other serious medical conditions, the family began giving their home-grown medical cannabis to veterans in 2011. And in 2014, the group made national headlines by holding the world’s first cannabis giveaway event for veterans. Roger Martin served as director from 2014 until his death in June of 2020. Roger estimated he oversaw the distribution of $4,000,000 worth of medical cannabis and hemp CBD products to veterans.

In October of 2020, Nick Martin picked up the flag as Executive Director of HeroGrown Foundation. Nick has over a decade of experience in the cannabis industry as a cultivator, security consultant, and dispensary general manager. The proud son of an Army vet, and brother of two Navy vets, Nick also has a passion for helping America’s heroes. Nick, along with the entire HeroGrown team, is steadfastly committed to liberating cannabis across the country.



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. 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 at https://herogrown.org/join

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

Please login to your online account and click ‘Profile’ to manage your account. 

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

If you would like to donate CBD or other items, please contact us using the form on this page. 

Thank you! Please join as a HeroGrown member to receive alerts about volunteer opportunities.

Due to the legal complexity of cannabis, we no longer operate as a chapter-based organization.

Still Have a Question? 

HeroGrown cannot offer medical advice or assist in a mental health crisis. If you or someone you know needs help,  please contact 1-800-273 TALK (8255) or visit http://chat.suicidepreventionlifeline.org — If you or someone you know is in danger or needs immediate medical attention, please call 911.