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Berkeley Requires Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients
CBS Local 5 ^ | July 2, 2014 | Ryan Takeo

Posted on 07/03/2014 9:12:10 AM PDT by C19fan

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: berkeley; california; cannabis; choomercare; marijuana; wod
Berzkeley at it again although I do not see why in the future the bureaucrats who run ObamaCare might not add medical marijuana to the list of required treatments that insurance companies must offer.
1 posted on 07/03/2014 9:12:10 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

It won’t take long before “Free” means taxpayer subsidized. As it is, their paying customers will pick up the tab to begin with and then it will be shuffled off to the taxpayers.


2 posted on 07/03/2014 9:14:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: C19fan

Berzkeley= Peoples Park....and Peoples Pot


3 posted on 07/03/2014 9:15:33 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: C19fan

Sure, no problem. The shake is probably 2%—give it to the freeloaders.


4 posted on 07/03/2014 9:15:43 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: C19fan

what could go wrong??


5 posted on 07/03/2014 9:15:55 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: C19fan
Next - Brothels required to do one or two homeless for free every day.

We are in Bizzaro world

6 posted on 07/03/2014 9:16:09 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: cripplecreek

Marijuana will follow the same path as contraceptives and abortions. What first was the freedom just to use will be then further twisted to say someone, whether taxpayer or business, has to provide it at no/low cost to the users.


7 posted on 07/03/2014 9:16:13 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: cripplecreek
It won’t take long before “Free” means taxpayer subsidized.

I will bet you $100 at some level, it already is subsidized. Who runs the "dispensaries?" who owns the buildings? Who is organizing the "poor" to get free weed there? Look and you will see it is likely some activist group with grants from somewhere - and free money means its from the government.

8 posted on 07/03/2014 9:17:54 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: C19fan

So, instead of just another liberal ‘tax’ they are actually requiring a Pot Tribute as payment for crazy-a$$ illogical liberal dementia.....imagine that.


9 posted on 07/03/2014 9:18:53 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: C19fan
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.

Add a 4th dispensary? If your going to hand out free dope, you better plan on many more dispensaries. Berkley's low income population is fixing to explode.

10 posted on 07/03/2014 9:19:18 AM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: C19fan

Your EBT card will now be accepted at pot dispensaries in california?


11 posted on 07/03/2014 9:22:44 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: C19fan

Wow, can governments force you to give away your property? /s


12 posted on 07/03/2014 9:24:36 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: C19fan

“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.

Obviously Darryl has been smoking some very potent weed.


13 posted on 07/03/2014 9:30:54 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: C19fan

Hillary was so poor she had to get free dope from the bureaucrats.


14 posted on 07/03/2014 9:33:43 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: C19fan
Funny with the left flipping out with the Hobby Lobby ruling..
I surprised why “medical” pot is not required to be paid for under Obamacare..it is prescribed by a “doctor” to cover a medical issue..in fact medicare and you local free clinic should logically be providing pot
15 posted on 07/03/2014 9:35:07 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: C19fan

Arrrrrrrgggghhhhhh! I’m so glad that I saw the writing on the wall and sold my house in Bezerkeley in 1968 and GOT OUT. Broke my heart. I thought I would live in Berkeley forever. 5 years later I sold my house in Piedmont (my temporary refuge) and GOT OUT to Texas. Haven’t looked back.

Last year I sold my mother’s house in CA, and I own only 3 tiny lots (worthless) in Santa Cruz. When I figure out what to do with them, all ties to my native state will be severed. Thank Heavens!


16 posted on 07/03/2014 9:37:18 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Gaffer

Yep! Who could’ve possibly seen this coming? < / sarcasm >


17 posted on 07/03/2014 9:37:25 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: FatherofFive

you joke about cat houses.. it is cover under some health insurance in some places in Europe


18 posted on 07/03/2014 9:37:35 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: dinodino

The law stipulates it has to be the same quality as sold. This is Communism.....This is Communism on drugs lol.


19 posted on 07/03/2014 9:38:22 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: C19fan

We will become the land of the lotus eaters. Why work? They give me free stuff and they keep me stoned all day. What could be better? [/s]


20 posted on 07/03/2014 9:38:26 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: C19fan

Libertarians, so called, should understand this is what will happen when pot heads are emancipated nation wide.


21 posted on 07/03/2014 9:40:26 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: cripplecreek
It won’t take long before “Free” means taxpayer subsidized.

No, "free" already means taxpayer subsidized. Whether those taxpayers are the potheads who pay increased prices to make up the difference, or Berkeley finds a way to tax its residents to pay for the 2% mandate, either way -- taxpayers are already paying. (Well, assuming the potheads are taxpayers I suppose.....)

22 posted on 07/03/2014 9:40:53 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: tophat9000

ah yes.. progressive libertarian..

We go from the government can’t interfere with you

To the government must provide it to you

be it pot ...be it gay married


23 posted on 07/03/2014 9:41:38 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: C19fan

Looks like we’re about to discover the medicinal properties of stems, seeds, and parsley.


24 posted on 07/03/2014 9:41:56 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: tophat9000

ah yes.. progressive libertarian..

We go from the government can’t interfere with you

To the government must provide it to you

be it pot ...be it gay married


25 posted on 07/03/2014 9:42:08 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: C19fan

We need a new tag around here: “cantbelieveitsnotsatire”.


26 posted on 07/03/2014 9:42:48 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: C19fan

The lazy Liberal dream — the government provides you with free pot and you sit around smoking it all day because the government pays for your housing and food stamps too.


27 posted on 07/03/2014 9:45:49 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: demshateGod

I think that is the fatal flaw of the libertarians. Freedom only works when there is punishment for making poor choices. That worked before 1900 but with the progressive mentality all the punishments have been taken away by the state. Also, everybody seems to think the freedom to do something now entails making someone else pay for it and the consequences.


28 posted on 07/03/2014 9:46:00 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Every druggie I know is on disability.


29 posted on 07/03/2014 9:48:42 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: C19fan

Are there no charities to distribute people’s donated unused pot?


30 posted on 07/03/2014 9:48:51 AM PDT by posterchild (It takes a politician to declare a settled science.)
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To: C19fan

Free pot for everyone, man. Oh, and while you’re at it, free Cheetos and Oreos, too. Because anything else is the Man, man, and he’s keepin’ us DOWN, man!


31 posted on 07/03/2014 9:49:41 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: C19fan
I always say: if we got rid of all government charity -- if we accepted the fact that people who make bad choices might die in the gutter -- if we forced people to be personally responsible -- then (and only then) would I accept legalized drugs.

The Libertarians tend to want to legalize the drugs first, get everyone stoned and lazy and then -- maybe -- see about trimming down the government so that we don't spend so much on social programs.

Clearly, the order of these steps matters a great deal.

32 posted on 07/03/2014 9:52:41 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: demshateGod

Don’t forget alcohol. I know a couple people personally who could work; if they had to; but that disability pay keeps right on that sofa convincing themselves they are the victim. I just hope they are alive when the collapse happens so I can see them squirm.


33 posted on 07/03/2014 9:54:04 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: C19fan

Even scarier are the related articles on the page

•Berkeley To Place Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot
•New Online Dating Site Caters To Marijuana Smokers
•San Jose Man Protects Cannabis Collective During City-Wide Crackdown
•20 San Jose Dispensaries Expected To Join ‘Weed For Votes’ Program


34 posted on 07/03/2014 9:59:45 AM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: Steven Scharf
Berkeley To Place Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

This is it!!! They are going to get the Coke-heads to pay for the pot-heads!

35 posted on 07/03/2014 10:03:15 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: demshateGod
Libertarians, so called, should understand this is what will happen when pot heads are emancipated nation wide.

What's libertarian about forcing businesses to give away their products?

36 posted on 07/03/2014 10:32:18 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: C19fan

party on impoverished dudes and ladies!!!!!!!!!!


37 posted on 07/03/2014 10:34:13 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: C19fan

Anyone who knows anything about Berkeley knows it is run by communists.

The homeless are everywhere and have more “rights” than you do.

I’m glad my daughter is out of there!! I can say she got a good education there, some indoctrination, but then she has me and her dad to counter that.


38 posted on 07/03/2014 10:34:51 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (Given enough coffee...I could rule the world!!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I always say: if we got rid of all government charity -- if we accepted the fact that people who make bad choices might die in the gutter -- if we forced people to be personally responsible -- then (and only then) would I accept legalized drugs.

And, of course, as a man of principle you place the same conditions on your acceptance of the legality of alcohol. Right?

39 posted on 07/03/2014 10:35:48 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

My daughter, unfortunately, lived not too far from that park. I hated it with a passion, nothing but homeless hanging out there. A dear friend that lives there told me it is very dangerous.

She also lived across the street from a pot pharmacy - open 24 hours. People sat in their cars and got high or lit up right on the street. It was like a freak parade every day. There were security guards outside - there were ALL kinds of people going in there, old, young, dressed up, conservative-looking, not what you’d think the usual pot head looks like.

I’m glad my daughter got out of there, I think of Berkeley as a dangerous city in which to walk.


40 posted on 07/03/2014 10:37:32 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (Given enough coffee...I could rule the world!!)
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To: Bon of Babble

I had the great opportunity to travel through nearby north Oakland a few weeks ago. First time in the East Bay in over 30 years.

Im thinking add pot heads.......and ya have peoples park.

sort of an open sewer sort of pottage of perplexed and perverse people

FREE EVERYTHING FOF EVERYBODY!!!


41 posted on 07/03/2014 10:53:16 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: C19fan

Low income? Quit your job, get your pot free?


42 posted on 07/03/2014 11:07:22 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: PGR88
...and free money means its from the government.

And "from the government" means from you, me and the rest of the producers.

43 posted on 07/03/2014 11:09:44 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Boogieman
“cantbelieveitsnotsatire”.

That would make a fine screen name!

44 posted on 07/03/2014 11:13:03 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: ConservingFreedom
Nothing. But that's essentially what they're clamoring for. When pot and prostitutes, and gambling are legal, we'll have even more wards of the state.
45 posted on 07/03/2014 11:28:10 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod
When pot and prostitutes, and gambling are legal, we'll have even more wards of the state.

Prostitution has been legal in Nevada, and gambling in several states, for years, and there's no evidence of those things growing wards of the state.

46 posted on 07/03/2014 11:37:31 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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