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In a landmark decision to serve the underprivileged of the East Bay, the Berkeley City Council UNANIMOUSLY voted last week to provide small amounts of free medical marijuana to low-income and homeless patients. Whoa.

According to the new ordinance, dispensaries in the area must give away weed equal to at least 2 percent of their sales to the appropriate demographic—defined as half the area’s median annual income: $32,000 or less for an individual and $46,000 for a family of four.

"It's an equity issue," council member Darryl Moore explained to Reuters. "We want to ensure that those who are in need have access to the medication necessary to treat their condition."

Plus, the freebies can’t be schwag weed. The law includes a clause that the “medical cannabis provided under this section shall be the same quality on average as marijuana dispensed to other members.”

But don’t think you can just walk up to any dispensary's window with an empty hand and expect to get irie goods; only card-carrying patients with prescriptions will have dibs on free mary jane.


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Re: Berkeley Dispensaries Must Give Free Weed to Low-Income Patients
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014, 11:12:31 AM »

I swear this country is getting weirder every day...

"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." - Ecclesiastes 10:2

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Re: Berkeley Dispensaries Must Give Free Weed to Low-Income Patients
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014, 11:58:40 AM »
I swear this country is getting weirder every day...
Not by the day, by the hour.



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