I checked, wondering if this story was some kind of Onion-like parody site. (Look: the Los Angeles Times is something of a joke these days; who’s to say they didn’t decide to jump the shark overnight?) Nope; it appears to be on the level.
Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley must give some of their pot free of charge to low-income patients under an ordinance approved by the City Council.
At least 2% of the marijuana each dispensary doles out needs to be given free to dispensary members who have “very low” incomes and are Berkeley residents, the ordinance, approved Tuesday, says.
The ordinance also stipulates that free pot must be the same quality, on average, as the pot that other members buy.
Good to know there’s going to be quality control for this pot giveaway. Who needs Obamacare when you’ve got Berkeley?