Pubdate: Wed, 30 Sep 2015
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Copyright: 2015 Los Angeles Times
Author: Joseph Serna


Medical marijuana dispensaries in Northern California are giving 
patients affected by a destructive wildfire up to $200 in free 
cannabis per patient for the next week.

Through Oct. 7, two marijuana-related product companies, Care By 
Design and AbsoluteXtracts, are offering free products at five 
dispensaries in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol and Lake 
County, the companies said in a joint statement.

The companies produce cannabis oil, sprays and vaporizing cartridges, 
among other products.

Patients eligible for the free products must have a prescription and 
home addresses in Cobb, Kelseyville, Middletown or Hidden Valley Lake 
- - among the hardest hit communities over the last three weeks, where 
the Valley fire has ripped through 118 square miles, destroyed nearly 
2,000 homes and claimed four lives.

The two companies donated $20,000 worth of marijuana-related items in 
all, they said. The offer began last Thursday.

"This disaster happened in our own backyard. As a company that prides 
itself on putting patient needs first, we felt there was no better 
time to reach out and help our neighbors in their time of need," the 
statement said.

The Valley fire is one of the worst in state history and one of two 
that devastated California communities in September. In Amador and 
Calaveras counties, the Butte fire has destroyed 475 homes, killed 
two people and burned through nearly 71,000 acres since it started 
Sept. 9. The two blazes are nearly fully contained.
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