The medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley, California will start giving some of their pot to low-income people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it, thanks to a new city ordinance that passed unanimously at the beginning of this month. Dispensaries are now required to set aside two percent of the cannabis they sell each year to give away for free to people who fall below a certain income level. “Basically, the city council wants to make sure that low-income, homeless, indigent folks have access to their medical marijuana, their medicine,” Darryl Moore, one of the people who serves on the council, explained to a local CBS affiliate. “We think this is the responsible thing to do for those less fortunate in our community.” The move has inspired its fair share of jokes. “Soda tax? Yeah, whatever,” the East Bay Express ribbed. “Berkeley may just need to adjust its nickname to the People’s Republic of Pot,” Yahoo News suggested. Continues... https://archive.thinkprogress.org/w...ijuana-to-some-of-its-residents-43fe1747c779/ I’m not convinced that marijuana is a medical use, I don’t believe it is good for your health either. I’ve tried it once before, and personally I choose not to do drugs. I also disagree with what this city is doing. We used to fight against drugs and homelessness. But now we are combining people in unsafe living conditions with a mind stimulating drug.