Patrick Saint – Twenty22Many Foundation
“End Veteran Suicide – By All Means Necessary””
-Founder & President of Twenty22Many 2014 – Present
-Creator of the 22-RVC (PTSD Rescue Vape Cart)
-Former Owner and Operator of Rainier Xpress (Safe Access Point – 2011-2016) -Hand delivered Washington State PTSD Bill to Sen. Hobbs that is now law. First to receive Cannabis Authorization for PTSD in the state.
-Invited to and attended The United Nations UNGASS 2016, fighting for Veteran Access to Medical Cannabis in all states for all Veterans.
-Five years has traveled to DC fighting for Veterans Access to Cannabis and lobbying for the CARES Act.
Patrick Seifert is a proud U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. He served his country during the first gulf war but was never in combat. Patrick’s PTSD was placed upon his shoulders at a very young age from sexual abuse. Prior to getting into Veteran and Medical Cannabis activism, Patrick taught Self Defense and worked in the Private Security Industry for most of his life.
Patrick was brought to Cannabis from early childhood use and ultimately a car accident that got him addicted to Pain Killers. In late 2011 when Patrick opened his Medical Cannabis shop he witnessed first hand exactly what this medicine did for him and his PTSD as well as the broken Veterans coming through is doors, both physically and mentally.
From day one Patrick catered to Veterans. Veteran patients were placed on the “Wall of Honor” (Photos of our Rx Veterans displayed proudly on the wall in the shop) and given up to the 1 FREE ounce of medicine per Veteran per month. For five years. Twenty22Many was born out of Rainier Xpress, a Medical Cannabis Safe Access Point.
First things first, Patrick went to the capital to investigate why PTSD was not on The List of Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis Use in Washington State. He and a group of Combat Veterans immediately went to work with help from Mike Krawitz and Kari Boiter both who mentored him carefully through the legislative process along the way.
Ultimately, Patrick hand delivered a PTSD Bill authored out of the office of Sen. Kohl-Wells to Military Veteran and State Sen. Steve Hobbs on the floor of the Capitol. Within 72 hours Sen. Hobbs agreed to champion the Bill, amazingly the Bill came out of the Senate without one single conflicting vote and the legislature passed the bill SB-5052 and added TBI to boot!
Proudly, the Bill we submitted is now law in Washington State. Largely because of the hard work and testimony from the Twenty22Many Veterans and supporters. Through education and powerful testimony given to legislators we were ultimately successful. Patrick then became the very first Veteran with PTSD to receive an authorization in the state. Big thank you Dr. Vivian Blanco.
Now, Twenty22Many’s mission is simple. “By All Means Necessary – End Veteran Suicide”. We must as a nation use absolutely everything in our healing tool box to fix the current Veteran suicide epidemic. That includes having Medical Cannabis as an option to all Veterans everywhere in the United States. It is our goal to accomplish this through empowerment programs, battle buddy awareness, education, fellowship, SOLIDARITY and most importantly love. Twenty22Many always comes from a place of love in every decision made when helping and supporting veterans from every walk of life.
Every woman and man that served this great country was prepared to give their life at any point in its name. We must be prepared to save their lives by all means necessary when they return home. Simply put, having absolutely every resource at our disposal up to an including Medical Cannabis. Anyway you want to look at it, when you lose 20-22 human lives a day (not including active duty or reservists) that is by definition a failed system. That system has a name and it’s called the VA.Today you can find Patrick working on his 22-RVC (PTSD Rescue Vape Cart) project, Twenty22Many Veteran Support Depot Program and advocating “Safe Access” for all Veterans. We strongly believe that every Veteran is created equal. If one Veteran in one state is allowed to survive by using Cannabis vs Pharmaceuticals we as a nation should grant them that full reliable and safe access. He is currently working towards a bill that will allow Veterans to get there Cannabis Authorization FREE by way of the Health Department (see Illinois Veteran Cause), Home Grows for Veterans, as well as supporting and educating Veterans in need at his downtown Olympia Headquarters. He believes solidarity nationwide is the key to ending the Veteran Suicide Epidemic. At the rate of 22 Veteran suicides a day we can’t afford to wait until the end of Cannabis Prohibition. Safe and reliable access to cannabis for every Veteran in every state is absolutely vital.