CBD – A Real Alternative to Prescription and OtC Medications

The legal form of cannabidiol (CBD) is not marijuana. It’s extracted from hemp, a plant in the cannabis family, that contains less than 0.3 percent THC – not near enough to get you high. Numerous studies show hemp and its CBD component offer many health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties that rival ibuprofen, cardiovascular and immune system support (due to omega-rich fatty acids), as well as sleep and mood enhancement.

My latest contribution to Coffee or Die magazine tells the story of former Army Ranger, Coby Cochran. Coby’s early struggles with PTSD and its associated complications led to the birth of his company UnCanna, which makes some of the best CBD product in the industry. UnCanna is leading the charge to convince Congress and the DOD to lift restrictions on CBD use for active military personnel. A link to the story appears below.

How UnCanna is Destigmatizing CBD for the Veteran Community

Coby Cochran, owner of Colorado-based , is a former U.S. Army Ranger with 10 years of active duty under his belt. He was also a member of Team 8 in the 2012 Best Ranger Competition. To most, his outward appearance indicated a young, physically active guy who had everything going for him.

A Tribute to Rosie and the Greatest Generation

Tim Cooper, Family 1st Defense

In Search of the Real Rosie the Riveter

Do you remember Rosie? She was a young woman in her mid-20s when the U.S. was pulled into World War II in 1941. The iconic poster of her flexing her bicep and clenching her fist has captured the imagination of millions of patriots for more than 75 years.

During World War II, Michigan was home to the largest bomber manufacturing plant in the world. At that time, women stepped up in unprecedented numbers to staff this plant — and others around the country — to fill the vacancies left by the men fighting overseas. These women who belonged to the Greatest Generation, became collectively known as “Rosie the Riveter.”

My latest contribution to “Coffee of Die” magazine pays tribute to Rosie and recounts the incredible story of the Willow Run bomber plant in Ypslanti, MI.


Meet the Dead Reckoning Collective

A Fresh Voice in the Veteran Community? Meet Dead Reckoning Collective

dead reckoning ( ded ˈrek(ə)niNG) noun – a method of establishing one’s position using the distance and direction travelled, rather than astronomical observation. ( Collins English Dictionary) While most associate “dead reckoning” with seafaring navigation, the method is used to plot courses over land as well. It would therefore be familiar to U.S.