Duuuuuuuuddddde, DC Subsidizes Weed For The Poor

Washington DC just legalized the use of marijuana for “medical use”.  However, if you are low-income, you may qualify for subsidized weed.

An unprecedented D.C. government program  will require medical marijuana dispensaries to put aside 2 percent of their  profits in order to subsidize pot purchases  for poor patients.

Under the proposed rule, which was published in the D.C. Register last week  and is in the midst of a 30-day review period, dispensaries will give at least a  20 percent discount on marijuana to low-income people at or below 200 percent of  the federal poverty level.

Clinics often offer discounts to poor patients, and other states mention  low-income provisions in medical marijuana legislation. But Allen  St. Pierre, executive director of the National  Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said no other states have  inserted this type  of provision into regulations.

At least it’s not a direct subsidy paid for by taxpayers.