Usually for Christmas, people light up their tree, but these volunteers want you to light up a joint. An activist group was handing out pot to raise awareness about homelessness that helped residents of Denver dream of a green Christmas.
The nonprofit group Cannabis Can gave away 1,000 free, pre-rolled joints in the Mile-High City to help the less fortunate. Nick Dicenzo, the founder of the nonprofit, said they are trying to educate people about homelessness and raise money to buy several RVs and provide restrooms for those in need.
“A lot of the people we spoke with really were just like, ‘If I had regular access to a shower, and a haircut my life would be so much better – I’d have so much more opportunity,” Dicenzo said.
With each free joint, volunteers wished people a Merry Cannamas and passed out fliers and business cards with information about donating to the tremendous cause.
Dicenzo grew the weed himself, and was within all laws to handout the cannabis, but users must be over 21, they cannot smoke in public and they can only hold one ounce at a time.
If you’d like to contribute to the cause, you can make a donation on the Cannabis Can website.