Army veteran Jason Sweatt, right, assists an elderly veteran at a dispensary in Santa Cruz, Calif., July 2, 2018. In Santa Cruz, some local growers donate part of their crop of high-potency medical marijuana to ailing veterans. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
Army veteran Jason Sweatt, right, assists an elderly veteran at a dispensary in Santa Cruz, Calif., July 2, 2018. In Santa Cruz, some local growers donate part of their crop of high-potency medical marijuana to ailing veterans. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times) JIM WILSON NYT
Army veteran Jason Sweatt, right, assists an elderly veteran at a dispensary in Santa Cruz, Calif., July 2, 2018. In Santa Cruz, some local growers donate part of their crop of high-potency medical marijuana to ailing veterans. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times) JIM WILSON NYT