A commitment to supporting the UK’s military community and veterans – known as the Armed Forces Covenant – has been signed by the Cannabis Industry Council (CIC).
The signed pledge states: “We commit to uphold the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the contribution that Service personnel, both regular and reservist, veterans and military families make to our organisation, our community and to the country.”
The CIC joins over 11,000 other organisations across the country backing the Covenant. The CIC has committed to upholding the principles of the Covenant in a range of ways, including:
- Promotion: promoting they are an Armed Forces-friendly organisation to staff, members, suppliers, contractors and the wider public.
- Employment: supporting the employment of veterans, recognising military skills and qualifications in their recruitment and selection process.
- Health: advocating for access to and use of vital medicines and wellbeing products to support veterans, particularly those with PTSD, depression, disabilities, and chronic pain.
- National events: supporting Armed Forces Day, Reserves Day, the Poppy Appeal Day and Remembrance activities.
- Education: providing outreach to help educate veterans of the medicines legally available to them to help improve their mental and physical wellbeing.