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Berkeley Mandates Free Pot For Low Income Patients

From the CBS San Francisco affiliate, KCBS:

Berkeley Requires Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients

By Ryan Takeo | July 2, 2014

BERKELEY (CBS SF) — The city of Berkeley will require medical marijuana dispensaries to give away two percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients.

The City Council voted unanimously at Tuesday’s meeting to amend the city’s medical pot rules, which would also allow for a fourth dispensary in Berkeley.

“Basically, the city council wants to make sure that low-income, homeless, indigent folks have access to their medical marijuana, their medicine,” said Berkeley City Councilmember Darryl Moore.

Yes, free marijuana will really help the poor. But who is going to pay for the Doritos? And how long will it be before this is enacted everywhere?

Under the proposal, at least two percent of all medical weed dispensed at a club would have to be provided at no cost to very low-income members — and it must be the same quality that’s dispensed to regular paying customers.

“We think this is the responsible thing to do for those less fortunate in our community,” said Moore…

They really care.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Berkeley Mandates Free Pot For Low Income Patients”

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    You can take every statement a statist/leftist/socialist says and translate it simply, effectively and simply to:

    “We want someone else to make that decision so we can avoid accountability, responsibility and consequences”

    They want a monarchy or oligarchy that has the quintessential “benevolent” dictator who decides to give them bread and circuses; Who will always take a sympathetic tone and afford “the poor” the things they “need” while “punishing” those evil producers and prevent them from keepig what they’ve earned and giving it to those “more deserving” (AKA: the do-nothing wanters).

    Thus, the collapse reaches warp speed which, in real science, is unattainable but in socio-economics occurs with blinding regularity.

    You then quickly run out of other peoples’ money and reach economic equalization thoroughly, completely, and permanently. ‘Cause you can only redistribute money once.

  2. canary

    “The measure also revisits definitions for cannabis collectives and dispensaries, patients and caregivers, on top of setting new rules for hours of operation and the methods for testing cannabis and edibles.”

    Wow, all you need is $25 dollars to get a license to sell it. No education standard, test, screening, no required course.

    “Collectives are strongly encouraged to consult available cannabis cultivation literature to ensure
    that medical cannabis cultivated under state law is free of undesired toxins or molds.

    Collectives are encouraged to use their best effort to determine whether or not cannabis is organically grown.
    (12.26.060)”

    And to think Berkely is going to tax soda pop in November, but not brownies.

  3. BillK

    Liberal rock band Devo probably put it most eloquently when they sang:

    “Freedom of choice
    Is what you got

    Freedom from choice
    Is what you want”

    Where once, children could not wait to be on their own,, make their own decisions, live their own lives, today people want to live with Mommy & Daddy forever – the Government can have their whole paycheck, and should be the ones who decide their “allowance.” Tax refunds are not about getting your overpayment back, but are the equivalent of Grandma sending a birthday check.

    Pity Mommy and Daddy in that context is actually Bonnie & Clyde, holding up the “rich bankers” and becoming folk heroes in the process.

    • captstubby

      FOUCAULT FUNK:
      THE MICHEL FOUCAULT POSTMODERN BLUES

      Produced and Engineered by Paul Sukovich
      Stephen Cooper – Bass; Robert Kubey – Drums; Jennifer Lehr – Vocals; Gary Radford – Guitar

      “The inspiration for “Foucault Funk” was a suggestion from Marie Radford that the Professors write a bluessong about postmodernism. Well, there’s nothing to make you feel that raw blues feeling of despondency and cynicism more than a good dose of postmodern theory. This idea led to the first verse of the song, which proclaims we “can’t find no foundations” and “there ain’t no truth anymore.” To round out the song, we decided to go to my favorite postmodern blues-master, Michel Foucault, and allow him to speak through our song.”

      “I am no doubt not the only one who writes in order to have no face. Do not ask who I am and do not ask me to remain the same: leave it to our bureaucrats and our police to see that our papers are in order. At least spare us their morality when we write”

      A tormented homosexual,who spent his life seeking extreme sensations (‘limit-experiences’, as he called them) from drugs and sadomasochistic sex, and died before he was 60 from AIDS, sure had a way with words.{‘games of truth’ }


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