The Poor, Entitled To Free Weed

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  1. ghostposter

    ghostposter New Member

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    Berkley California
    You make less than 32k you qualify for free weed.

    City mandates free medical marijuana for low-income residents
    Posted: Sep 04, 2014 11:57 AM EST Updated: Sep 04, 2014 11:59 AM EST [​IMG] By FOX NEWS -
    Weed welfare?

    That's what the Berkeley City Council in California has unanimously approved, ordering medical marijuana dispensaries to donate 2 percent of their stash to patients making less than $32,000 a year.

    The new welfare program in the liberal-leaning city is set to launch in August 2015.

    The ordinance, which passed in August and is the first of its kind in the country, comes at a time when several states are debating how to handle a growing movement to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use.

    But Berkeley's decision to effectively order weed redistribution is prompting a vocal backlash.

    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?”

    John Lovell, a lobbyist for the California Narcotic Officers' Association, agrees.

    “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,'” Lovell told The New York Times.

    But others, like Mason Tvert, director of communications at the Marijuana Policy Project, say it's a community program.

    Tvert told Fox News that the decision to provide the drug to some of its low-income residents is up to the community.

    “So it's a matter of the democratic process, people following the state's laws, and this law appears to accommodate both of those,” he said.

    California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana nearly 20 years ago.

    California dispensaries are prohibited by law from turning a profit. But some places have been giving pot away to patients who couldn't pay for years.

    One of Berkeley's largest dispensaries, Berkeley Patients Group, has been doing it for a decade, The New York Times reports. One recipient, Arnie Passman, a poet and activist, said he's couldn't remember exactly how long he had been given medical marijuana or why.

    “It could be for my allergies, or my arthritis -- you know what happens to us folks: We forget,” Passman, 78, told the newspaper.
     
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    If this becomes the norm throughout the country we truly are all doomed.
     
  4. Murcielago

    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    Where do they go to get their free Funyuns and Chocolate Chip cookies? These people have rights after all.
     
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    Sounds like a good deal.
     
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    LOL! This almost feels like an Onion article. Free weed for everybody!!! How else can they deal with the anxiety of living in the white man's racist world.
     
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    America what a country! Free PS4s for the poor too. Don't want them to be bored while they are home doing nothing.
     
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    This is beyond ridiculous. And I smoke pot!
    Here's the thing...if you have a disease where marijuana ACTUALLY helps (cancer, aids, ect) most dispensaries will just GIVE you it.
    So this law is for broke lazy fuckheads.
    Nice job, city council :facepalm:
     
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    It is only a matter of time before with a doctors note employers will be forced to give employees toke breaks twice a shift.....:jj:
     
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    We are already on the path to doom.
     
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    An increase to the monthly EBT payments to cover the munchies??
     
  14. unclefreddy

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    It's only 2% that dispensaries must give away for free. For fiscal conservatives out there, just think of how much it would cost if the city has to get involved in order to audit and ensure that 2% of the weed in tax money was received, process and disperse funds to the people - probably millions a year. So, this is actually saving the city money.
    By the way, I'm not a D or R or I- I just don't care anymore, it's all the same shit.
     
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    ...why not just end the prohibition on weed and let people.grow their onw seems like that would.solve the problem that was.created by man. it can be solved by man
     
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    Then "THE MAN" won't get his cut(tax money) that's why.
     
  17. SouthernListen

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    OH SURE, GIVE POOR PEOPLE POT WITH SEEDS AND STEMS IN IT!
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    What's the going rate for liberty to do what one wants with one's stuff?
     
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    They just need to find a way to introduce a smokable birth control into the weed and Ill be all for it.
     
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    You gotta be frickin' kidding me.. This is ri gawd damn diculous..