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Started by SarastroderMensch on Sep 5, 2014 11:39:01 PM
Free Weed for Blacks

Berkeley has surpassed themselves

"That’s what the Berkeley City Council in California has unanimously approved, ordering medical marijuana dispensaries to donate a percentage of their stash to patients making less than $32,000 a year and are black"

ArchieSwert - 05 Sep 2014 23:50:08 (#1 of 1185)

It's medical marijuana, which is used as medical therapy to treat disease or alleviate symptoms. And it requires a prescription. Guess what - a lot of people in the States make under $32,000 a year. You can thank Junior's Great Recession for that. Just like Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin on the cover of your teabag National Report are doing.

SarastroderMensch - 05 Sep 2014 23:51:09 (#2 of 1185)

Yes, but why is it being set aside for "blacks"? Why not for poor people in general?

pushkin - 05 Sep 2014 23:53:00 (#3 of 1185)

And a helluva a lot of people are earning minimum wage, i.e. less that 16k a year. Good for Berkeley's show of empathy and care for the less well heeled.

virgil5 - 05 Sep 2014 23:55:24 (#4 of 1185)

Do I sense a case of "Mensch munchies" coming on?

allsteadyngruff - 05 Sep 2014 23:57:09 (#5 of 1185)

I'm always for free weed. I do think, however, that the strains given away by the dispensaries will be crap.

SarastroderMensch - 05 Sep 2014 23:58:14 (#6 of 1185)

You must be so blinkered by your right-on PCism and white lefty self-flagellation over racism that you haven't noticed the outrageous hypocrisy of the Berkeley in giving aid to its preferred race-group. Your sort thinks this stuff is normal and de rigeur. That shows how utterly corrupt and removed from the concerns of the white working-class you are and why they rightly detest the left.

ArchieSwert - 05 Sep 2014 23:59:44 (#7 of 1185)

You really ought to confirm your sources, SarastroderMensch.

Per the 2 September NY Times

"Beginning next August, medical marijuana dispensaries in this city will be required to donate at least 2 percent of their cannabis to low-income residents. The City Council approved the requirement this summer — unanimously no less — with the hope of making the drug, which can sell for up to $400 an ounce at dispensaries, affordable for all residents."


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AmericanWoman - 06 Sep 2014 00:01:50 (#9 of 1185)

I think that is racist. Why does Berkley think that blacks need weed more than other people?

virgil5 - 06 Sep 2014 00:02:14 (#10 of 1185)

Don't interrupt The Mensch's attempt to out-do Charlie Manson in creating a race war.

Geribaldi - 06 Sep 2014 00:03:00 (#11 of 1185)

The Berkeley City Council has always been nuts, a bunch of ageing hippies who took too many drugs.

virgil5 - 06 Sep 2014 00:04:57 (#12 of 1185)


I rest my case.

ArchieSwert - 06 Sep 2014 00:06:19 (#13 of 1185)

Only the "unbiased National Report" states it's for blacks only.

Medical Marijuana For Welfare Patients: Berkeley California Passes ...Headlines & Global News-6 hours ago

Free Marijuana For Low-Income Residents Under New Berkeley LawHuffington Post-15 hours ago

Free Weed For The Poor: Berkeley Marijuana Dispensaries Giving ...International Business Times-2 hours ago

California City Mandates Marijuana Dispensaries Give Away hours ago

California city mandates free medical marijuana for low-income ...Highly Cited-Fox News-Sep 4, 2014nbiased ational Report" states it's for blacks only.

FluffyKitten - 06 Sep 2014 00:06:36 (#14 of 1185)

Yes, but why is it being set aside for "blacks"? Why not for poor people in general?

It's not. InsectPlato linked to a satire site, possibly without realizing it.

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SarastroderMensch - 06 Sep 2014 00:12:13 (#16 of 1185)

Hmm, seems like nationalreport is a troll site. I should have known by the comic comments under the article.

Bleu11 - 06 Sep 2014 00:15:19 (#17 of 1185)

Author's bio:

Ashley Downes-Cox is distinguished as the youngest winner of the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Miss Downes-Cox received her Masters Degree in Journalism from DeVry University, and her B.S. from Google University. In her senior year of high school, at the age of 17 school administrators discovered that Ashley had a perfect IQ of 100. She rose to journalism notoriety when she broke an important story about wage disparity between the Aryan cafeteria workers and the Chicano librarians in Monmouth women's penitentiary where she was serving out her sentence for tax evasion. She spends most of her free time at her ranch in Colorado where she enjoys prepping for a variety of doomsday scenarios.

bignosebignose - 06 Sep 2014 00:16:20 (#18 of 1185)

Hmm, seems like nationalreport is a troll site. I should have known by the comic comments under the article.

More like a low grade Daily Mash or Onion. You could have read the link right till the end for clues, it eventually tried to be funny:

One of Berkeley’s largest dispensaries, Berkeley Patients Group, has been doing it for a decade. One recipient, J-quan Allevius, a poet and activist, said he couldn’t remember exactly how long he had been given medical marijuana or why.

“It could be for my allergies, or my arthritis — you know what happens to us folks: We forget,” Allevius, 78, told the newspaper.

virgil5 - 06 Sep 2014 00:16:50 (#19 of 1185)


allsteadyngruff - 06 Sep 2014 00:18:04 (#20 of 1185)

Still, the picture of people lined up for their free weed was pretty convincing.

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