In an act of charity that is sure to ease some pain for
stoners medical marijuana patients affected by the Valley Fire, two Northern California dispensaries are giving away up to $200 in free cannabis per person for the next week. As the LA Times is reporting, qualified patients just have to have their marijuana cards and have home addresses in the affected communities/towns of Cobb, Kelseyville, Middletown, or Hidden Valley Lake.
The giveaway has been going on since Thursday and runs through October 7, and the two companies, Care By Design and AbsoluteXtracts, will be giving out the products via five dispensaries in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, and Lake County, according to a joint statement.
While still smoldering in places, the Valley Fire was declared a national disaster last week, and with nearly 2,000 structures burned and four confirmed civilian fatalities, it's now ranked the third most destructive blaze in state history. It's now burned 76,000 acres, and is 97 percent contained as of today. Though an official cause has not yet been given, authorities appear to have concluded that the origination point of the blaze was a small shed on a residential property in Cobb. The fire began on the afternoon of September 12, and is in its 17th day.
Those affected by the fire, in addition to getting stoned via free vape-pen cartridges and other products, can also apply for federal government assistance here.