Free pot for the poor: Berkeley Council codifies what many cannabis dispensaries already doing

July 11, 2014 4:52 PM

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Free pot for the poor: Berkeley Council codifies what many cannabis dispensaries already doing

Berkeley’s medical marijuana dispensaries must provide two percent of their cannabis free of charge to very low-income residents under a law passed unanimously by the City Council earlier this month.

Individual patients who make under $32,000 or families that earn less than $46,000 qualify for the complimentary cannabis. The law further requires that the free marijuana “be the same quality on average as Medical Cannabis that is dispensed to other members.”

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