After two tours of duty in the Middle East, I had to retire from active duty.
- I joined the military right out of high school, and so you might think it’s weird for me to retire when I am not even 30 years old.
Being a soldier is hard, and takes a toll on your spirit. As much as I loved serving in the military, I knew I had to step away after the IED attack. I wasn’t injured badly, but the incident was very traumatic and gave me PTSD. I just couldn’t be a soldier like I used to, so I came home to start a new life. Now I work at a cannabis dispensary, and I still smoke pot every single day to help with my lingering PTSD issues. I was usually in charge of the logistics of my military operations, and running the daily logistics of the cannabis dispensary is similar in several ways. It’s different in a lot more ways, of course, because I am dealing with sativas and indicas instead of guns and body armor. My strict attention to detail, and loyalty to my boss at the cannabis dispensary, has made me an ideal employee. I don’t deal with customers, usually I handle incoming deliveries and packaging. They are talking about adding a home delivery system for cannabis, and if that happens I will be in charge of the drivers. The owner of the cannabis dispensary knows that I will run a tight ship, and make sure the deliveries are always perfect, and on time.