The Berkeley City Council in California has decided that medical marijuana dispensaries should give a break to patients who can’t afford to buy their marijuana at dispensaries.
The City Council unanimously voted on a measure that will force medical marijuana dispensaries to donate 2% of their inventory to state-approved medical marijuana patients who pull in less than $32,000 annually.
The program just passed and is expected to be underway by mid-2015.
Low income residents in need of medical marijuana are extremely pleased that this measure passed allowing them to get the relief they so desperately need, but struggle to afford.
California has allowed medical marijuana in the state for over 20 years and many California dispensaries have voluntarily provided medical marijuana to patients in need.
The Berkeley Patients group is a dispensary that has been giving marijuana to its patients for over 10 years. They believe that no one should be turned away based solely on their income.