Aaron Newsom is a United States Marine Corps combat veteran. He served in Afghanistan in 2004-2005 where he worked with an attack helicopter squadron on forward operating bases throughout the eastern part of the country. He was honorably discharged in March of 2008. In 2013 he finished a degree in horticulture and began working with veterans and cannabis. His passion lies in the therapeutic value of growing cannabis and its medicinal ability to help reduce pharmaceutical dependence, specifically in veterans with service related ailments.