Once upon a time in modern-day L.A., a group of generous DIY do-gooders looked at the city's rampant homeless problem, and then at the city's flourishing weed industry, and decided to use the latter to help the former.
Weed the Homeless Urges Those in Cannabis Industry to Give Back
"If you look at places where they have legalized recreational cannabis,” says activist Jackie Sponseller, “the levels of people overdosing from hard drugs and usage have gone down substantially."
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Weed the Homeless offers free pot
It's clled "Weed the Homeless" and it supports people living on the street of LA and San Diego. Organizers enlist the help of people in the cannabis industry to hand out the marijuana. They say pot helps treat medical conditions and that it is a better alternative to more dangerous drugs.
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Weed for the homeless in California
The project is being spearheaded by Jackie Sponseller, the prolific cannabis entrepreneur behind Kaya Seeds, Daily Dab TV and Queendom Canna. She says many homeless people suffer from various medical conditions and can't afford medications. That's where Weed the Homeless comes in.
A Group In California is Giving Free Weed To The Homeless
So with the possibility of weed being legal in Illinois, what do you think about this? Could you imagine a day when "Pro-Pot" activists in Rockford are walking around handing out free marijuana to the homeless in Rockford? Me either.