Marijuana has been long debated here in America and as there’s really no end in sight to the discussion, one California city has just announced something that caused much controversy. According to a new mandate, Medical distributors will now be required to donate 2% of their stockpile in order to be distributed to those on welfare.
According to the mandate, that has since been dubbed the, “weed welfare program,” those who earn under $32,000 a year, and happen to have a prescription for medical marijuana, will be receiving their weed for free. As one could imagine, the new law isn’t being accepted with open arms as head of the International Faith Based Coalition, and former drug addict, Allen Bishop Ron Allen, was amongst the first to voice his concern.
“It’s ludicrous, over-the-top madness,” Allen explained. “Why would Berkeley City Council want to keep their poverty-stricken under-served high, in poverty and lethargic?”
Other’s however think the idea is rather magnificent, such as lobbyist for the California Narcotic Officers’ Association, John Lovell. As he notes, “Instead of taking steps to help the most economically vulnerable residents get out of that state, the city has said, ‘Let’s just get everybody high.’”
After all, just because you can’t afford something doesn’t mean you can’t have it right? That’s where the government steps in and takes away something from those who earn a bit more and give it to the poor – isn’t there another word for that?
I wonder when they’re going to implement the Lamborghini welfare program!