It’s a well-known fact that buying cannabis doesn’t come cheap. Yet, everyone and their grandmas have heard of those dream jobs where you can smoke weed and get paid to do so (the famous 420 testers). Still, those are extremely rare.
Nevertheless, if you live in a state where cannabis is legalized, there are a few ways to get your hands on free weed and try out what the market has to offer. There are several referral programs that will send you free stuff by mail if you refer them to a friend, or you can ask your local joint dispensary for a free sample.
You can get seeds, edibles, vapes, gummies, pre-rolls, and other products. There’s also the possibility to try different Indicas, Sativas, and various hybrids.
Do you want to know all the ways in which you can get that free Mary Jane? Keep scrolling and find out!
Free Medical Marijuana
Chronic illnesses are notorious for the financial hardships they bring on to patients and their families. Luckily, there are several programs that can help you with this problem, ease your medical condition, and lessen the financial burden it carries.
Montcalm County, Michigan, Program for Vets and the Disabled
A group of business owners and cannabis advocates in Montcalm County have decided to help people in need during the Coronavirus pandemic with free cannabis.
Any Montcalm County resident who can prove they have served in the military or are on the Social Security disability program can get a quarter-ounce of marijuana flower, hemp products, and edibles (some of which is worth more than $150 retail).
Dispensary 33 Cannabis Compassion Program
This Chicago-based dispensary has created the Cannabis Compassion Program to help financially distressed patients.
Anyone who is currently receiving need-based government assistance (SNAP or Medicaid, for example) qualifies for this program. But, in order to apply for the program of free marijuana, a person needs to be a registered Dispensary 33 patient for at least 120 days.
Applications are available twice a year, and applicants who get into the program get $240 store credit every month, for six months, to try out anything ranging from flowers, pre-rolled joints, concentrates, edibles, topicals, and so on.
Berkeley Helping Hands Program
Berkeley Patients Group (BPG) started its Helping Hands Program in 1999 and has since provided medical cannabis for low-income Berkeley residents. To become eligible for free legal weed, an applicant has to submit a detailed application and be a current member of BPG.
They also need to provide proof of Berkeley residency, financial need, and a Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC). Applicants who enter the program are eligible to receive 7 grams of Sativa and Indica strains, or high-CBD flowers, on a weekly basis.
What’s more, the Dispensary 33 Cannabis Compassion Program was largely inspired by Berkeley’s free weed program.
Cannalab Edibles’ RSO Program
Cannalab Edibles have created their RSO program to help people who require medicinal marijuana but can’t afford it.
The company is donating 5% of every sale towards the program which provides patients with RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) treatments on a daily basis. People who want to enter this program can contact the company via the form on their website, explaining why they would like to be a part of it.
Published: April 26, 2020
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