California companies offer free marijuana to fire victims
September 30, 2015
Medical marijuana product companies and dispensaries are teaming up to offer free cannabis to patients affected by a destructive Northern California wildfire. [LA Times]
Through Oct. 7, companies Care By Design and AbsoluteXtracts are offering free marijuana products up to $200 in value. The products are available at five dispensaries located in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol and Lake County.
The medical goodies are intended for patients affected by the Valley Fire, which has burned more than 76,000 acres in Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties. Over the past three weeks, the Valley Fire has killed four people and destroyed nearly 2,000 homes.
Patients who wish to accept the gifts must have a doctor’s recommendation for marijuana and a home address in Cobb, Kelseyville, Middletown or Hidden Valley Lake. Those communities were some of the hardest hit by the wildfire.
Care By Design and AbsoluteXtracts produce cannabis oil, spray, vaporizing cartridges and other products. The two companies donated more than $20,000 worth of cannabis-related items, since their offer took effect last Thursday.
“This disaster happened in our own backyard. As a company that prides itself on putting patient needs first, we felt there was no better time to reach out and help our neighbors in their time of need,” the companies said in a joint statement.