P.E.I. veterans learn the ‘how-to’s’ of medical marijuana from other vets


Imagine eating the same peanut butter and jelly sandwich three times a day, 365 days a year.

Now, instead of a sandwich, make it medication.

Island armed forces veteran Mike Hopping didn’t sign up for that routine.

“I’m all about trying new things. As a chef, there is nothing I won’t try or eat,” he said.

On Wednesday, Hopping, and fellow veteran Lance Covyeow, made a presentation to a local veterans’ support group on how to make edibles, their own medications and cooking with cannabis.

“Everything I take, I make,” said Hopping, who uses medical marijuana to help combat anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

“For people like us, veterans who use medicinal marijuana, it isn’t about getting high. That’s a big misconception. We’re

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