Santa Cruz Marijuana Dispensary Trades Joints for Canned Food
Remember "toys for guns?" Well how about "joints for food?" The Associated Press reports that a medical marijuana dispensary in Santa Cruz County, CA has found a unique way to rake in canned food donations for the holidays -- by giving away their primary commodity. The Granny Purps dispensary in Soquel has been handing out a free marijuana cigarette for every four cans of food donated by its patients. Each patient was limited to three cigarettes per day.
Flickr user istorija The equivalent of a lot of marijuana
The promotion took place between November and Christmas Eve, and during that time, Granny Purps acquired 11,000 pounds of canned food -- despite having a mere eight employees. They gave away 2,000 cigarettes, and all of the food was donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
It is a noble initiative, and also an impressive one. Usually when people give away pot for food, it's something along the lines of, "okay dude, but only if you bring me a carne asada burrito." This time? There was a room filled with people, food, and marijuana, and all of the food wound up at a food bank. Like we said -- impressive.
Editor's Note: The original report comes courtesy of the Santa Cruz Sentinel, which can be read here.