Harmony Dispensary in Secaucus has given cannabis activist Leo Bridgewater the ultimate industry nod: They named their newest strain after him.
Harmony released Bridge H2O last week, based on Bridgewater’s cannabinoid profile and terpene preferences to help folks dealing with post traumatic stress disorder. Bridgewater, who focuses his activism on people of color and veterans having equitable access to cannabis, was named Activist of the Year at the International Cannabis Business Awards last year in Las Vegas. Though he’s a Trenton resident, he has been a patient at Harmony for two years.
Up until the moment he was awarded Activist of the Year, Bridgewater said he’d never stopped to take a look back at what he’d achieved through his activism. The former army specialist who served three tours in the Middle East and returned multiple times as a contractor became a cannabis activist after several friends died by suicide due to PTSD.
His testimony in front of a New Jersey Senate Committee to have PTSD include in the state’s Medical Marijuana Program resulted in its addition in September 2016.