Philly420: Marijuana Day at the Philly Veterans Parade

USMC veteran Barrett Thompson. Mike Whiter Photography

USMC veteran Barrett Thompson. Mike Whiter Photography

Philadelphia will hold the city’s first Veteran’s Day Parade on Sunday November 8, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps vet Mike Whiter will be there to share information about marijuana and his personal story of how the plant changed his life for the better. “We’ve been quiet for too long,” said Whiter, “Do people know that 22 veterans die by suicide every day in this country?” Earlier this year Whiter, now a photographer living in South Philly, started a series of portraits called #OperationOvermed. Featuring veterans holding marijuana buds and empty pill bottles Whiter’s aim is to raise awareness for what he sees as a solution to a devastating set of problems.

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