Cody Blackwell served five and a half years in the US Army as an infantryman. Cody currently receives 60% disability for his back and PTSD due to injuries sustained while serving in Iraq from 2007 to 2009. At first the military gave Cody opiates to deal with his back pain which he then became addicted to, as well as self-medicating with alcohol daily.
In 2014 Cody received his medical card for marijuana and it changed his life and gave him hope that he could be around people without anxiety. Since then Cody has gotten his Associates in applied science degree at South Puget Sound Community College and completed the automotive program .Cody is currently in the midst of completing a AA in business admin at South Puget Sound Community College. Without marijuana Cody would not be able to have any quality of life or be able to go to school without having anxiety and being unsociable.