HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii group is helping veterans cope with mental health issues by guiding them through how to use medical marijuana.

Honolulu News Now (http://bit.ly/2vh7KFO ) reported Thursday that Complimentary and Alternative Medicine is teaching vets how medical cannabis can help them with PTSD-induced pain and anxiety.

The push comes as Hawaii ramps up its medical marijuana dispensary program.

Program participants say they stumbled across the group after other options did not work.

The program advocates using legal oils from industrial hemp to help relieve a variety of symptoms.