Berkeley City Council members have unanimously approved a policy that forces the town’s medical marijuana dispensaries to donate 2 percent of their pot stash to patients who make less than $32,000 a year.
The new weed welfare program is coming to the California college town in August 2015.
However, the program is not without its critics.
“It’s ludicrous, over-the-top madness,” Allen Bishop Ron Allen, a former addict and head of the International Faith Based Coalition said. “Why would Berkeley City Council want to keep their poverty-stricken under-served high, in poverty and lethargic?”
“Instead of taking steps to help the most economically vulnerable residents get out of that state, the city has said, ‘Let’s just get everybody high,’” John Lovell, a lobbyist for the California Narcotic Officers’ Association told The New York Times.
California was the first state to legalize marijuana nearly two decades ago. Berkley’s new weed welfare law is the first of its kind.
The crazy thing is, the law may not have been needed at all.
A number of marijuana dispensaries have been offering free weed to patients who couldn’t afford it for years,” according to Fox News.
Why am I not surprised?
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