22 veterans commit suicide daily. The number is overwhelming and the resources lacking for many military service men and women after they leave active duty service.

I sat down with Odell Guynes, retired Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy, who after 22 years in the military discusses his struggles as he transitioned from military to civilian life. His role in the military was unique working with several branches in his role as Hospital Corpsman. In He was responsible for helping injured and ill sailors and marines. Many returning from war physically intact and mentally wounded. 

Like many veterans, Odell was also experiencing PTSD, anxiety and depression. Odell shares how cannabis helped to treat the symptoms of his anxiety and the role cannabis has played in his every day life. We take a look at how the stigma of marijuana use plays a part in the opioid crisis, overdoses and ultimately suicide for many former military.

  • Symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression
  • Veteran suicides
  • Starting a cannabis journey
  • The stigma of cannabis

Connect WIth Odell Guynes

Listen to the show on all platforms

Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Spotify


It’s been a long time. I shouldn’t left you without a dope rhyme to step to… 🎶🎧

But I’m back… doing the work isn’t just about helping others it’s filling my vessel first. I have had some amazing adventures these past few weeks and settling into my role at Pacific College. It’s a privilege, this I know and give thanks for daily to teach Cannabis Medicine at a college. It’s humbling to show up for the first time as your whole self in a traditional setting.

Today I am grateful for this journey and committed to filling this vessel first so I can keep doing this incredible work.

Today’s walk was all about clarity and peace thanks to @nursegrown_vermontcannanurse hemp flower “Suver Haze” 🌞🌞 Just a nice, chill vibe.

Healthy consumption methods matter and my @davincivaporizer never fails me.

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Excited to host this masterclass with brilliant @lacannanursenavigator for @cannanursescnoc

Interested in cannabis nursing or unsure where to start?

FREE Cannabis Nursing Masterclass on Monday, May 9th 5pm PST/7pm CST/8pm EST.

This class will answer many of the questions nurses have about cannabis nursing as well as provide valuable insights on the opportunities available for nurses in this space.

Registration is required. Link in bio

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Happy 420!!! 💚🌿Grateful for this plant and this community. We keep working and fighting for access, freedom and healing.

Keep that Endocannabinoid lit today! Enjoy! 💚🙏🏼

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