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Free pot for the poor: Berkeley council codifies what many cannabis dispensaries already doing

The Berkeley Patients Group has distributed free medical cannabis for years to low-income patients. A new law passed by the Berkeley City Council codifies this and requires dispensaries to give away 2% of its cannabis to the poor. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Berkeley’s medical marijuana dispensaries must provide 2% of their cannabis free of charge to very […]

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Berkeley fights feds’ attempts to close cannabis business

Berkeley Patients Group opened its doors at 2366 San Pablo Avenue in December 2012. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The city of Berkeley filed a claim Wednesday to stop the federal government’s attempts to shut down Berkeley Patients Group, the city’s largest medical cannabis dispensary. The suit claims that the closure of BPG will materially harm the city […]