Well if anyone needs a little herbal relaxation, it’s the impoverished…
Berkeley Gives Free Marijuana To The Poor
Living at the poverty line? Welp, if you live in Berkeley California, it’s the perfect time to blaze up, because it’s completely free. The city is letting it’s poorest residents light up on their dime in the interest of equity. Because why should people with disposable incomes be the only ones to enjoy drugs?
It might sound like a slogan from the student radicals the city was famous for in the ’60s, but Berkeley, Calif., really is giving free pot to the poor. The city council voted unanimously on Tuesday to order medical marijuana dispensaries to give at least 2% of their pot to people on low incomes. “It’s an equity issue,” a council member tells Reuters. “We want to ensure that those who are in need have access to the medication necessary to treat their condition.”
The new law defines low income as people who make less than half the area’s median income of $32,000, and stipulates that those getting free weed must have a medical marijuana card or referral from a doctor. The plan also requires the free marijuana to be of the same quality as that dispensed to regular customers, CBS reports. The council also voted to change the law to allow Berkeley to have four marijuana dispensaries instead of three. One of the three, the Berkeley Patients Group, has already been giving free pot to the poor for at least 15 years.
Oh, so it’s just for people who need it for medical purposes. Right…as if marijuana prescriptions are soooooo hard to come by on the West Coast. Here, we thought low income folks needed access to free and reduced healthcare, food assistance, and job training and placement. But nah…free weed is a much better trade off.
But as long as they’re giving it away…roll one, light one, smoke one!