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Marijuana Low Income Law

September 6, 2014  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Marijuana Low Income Law

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The low income residents in the city of Berkeley, California will be able to get free medical marijuana from dispensaries operating within the city.

The Berkeley city council passed the law unanimously. Under the new law, all dispensaries are required to set aside 2 percent of all weed grown for low income residence.

The law has caused heated debate in the media. “There are some truly compassionate cases that need to have medical marijuana,” Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates told The New York Times. “But it’s expensive. You hear stories about people dying from cancer who don’t have the money”.

“It’s ludicrous, over-the-top madness,” Bishop Ron Allen, head of the International Faith Based Coalition International Faith Based Coalition said in an interview: Why would  Berkeley City  Council want to keep their poverty-stricken under served high, in poverty and lethargic?

Berkeley City Councilmember Darryl Moore told CBS San Francisco.

“Basically, the city council wants to make sure that low-income, homeless, indigent folks have access to medical marijuana they need”.

“There are some truly compassionate cases that need to have medical marijuana,” Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates told The New York Times. “But it’s expensive. You hear stories about people dying from cancer who don’t have the money”.

Despite the controversy, many pot dispensaries have said this won’t change much since they already set aside a certain amount of weed for low income residence.

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