Free Marijuana For Low-Income Residents in Berkeley, California

The city of Berkeley, California, is offering a unique benefit for low-income residents: free marijuana.


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 free marijuana 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.

A good idea in the eyes of everyone who is pro marijuana, but of course you can already hear the prohibitionists complain. And they did.

Mason Tvert from the Marijuana Policy Project appeared on Fox news to argue with Bishop Ron Allen, head of the International Faith Based Coalition, to defend Berkeley’s plans in the video above.