The Berkeley City Council in northern California has just unanimously passed a new law that allows low-income residents who have a prescription for medical marijuana to obtain FREE WEED.
Starting next summer, Berkeley residents who earn less than $32,000 per year (or $46,000 per family) and have a prescription for medical marijuana will be able to get it for free from one of the dispensaries operating within the city.
Under a law passed unanimously by the city council, dispensaries must set aside 2 percent of their pot for distribution to the poor.
Obviously many people are mixed on this. There’s the school of thought that in the state of California, marijuana is recognized as legitimate medicine. Therefore residents in need of that medicine who find themselves in low-income brackets deserve access to aforementioned legitimate medicine.
And on the other hand, you’ve got folks like Bishop Ron Allen. From FOX News:
Bishop Ron Allen, a former addict and head of the International Faith Based Coalition, told Fox News he doesn’t understand why the California city would want to dump pot on the impoverished.
“It’s ludicrous, over-the-top madness,” Allen said. “Why would Berkeley City Council want to keep their poverty-stricken under-served high, in poverty and lethargic?”
So where do you bros stand? Is it a good (and just) thing to allow members of any income bracket access to medicine that’s legitimately recognized by state law? Or is this just asinine? Answers down below in the comments, don’t be afraid to get mad.
P.s., if you’re wondering about that first image in the post and where it came from. That’s a large amount of LEGALIZED MARIJUANA that I purchased in Colorado for an article I did back in April, cataloguing the first ever legalized 4/20 in Colorado. Go read it HERE.