In some places, cannabis is an essential service. In Michigan, it’s free for some ensuring the COVID-19 lockdown.
A cannabis drive-thru set up in a small town in Montcalm County on Friday saw advocates and business owners giving away bags worth USD $150 (more than $200) to people who could prove they served in the military or are on Social Security disability.
The bags contained quarter-ounce bags of cannabis, edibles and hemp products.
“It’s a big deal for those who became unemployed temporarily due to the virus,” Debbie Wright, a Navy veteran with disabilities, told WOOD TV8.
The bags contained quarter-ounce bags of cannabis, edibles and hemp products. WOOD-TV8
Business owners did their part to ensure distancing safety precautions were taken.
“Everybody’s wearing safety precautions, masks, gloves. We’re trying to stay our distance. We have nobody in the building. It’s all preregistered in the car, similar to take-out food,” David Overholt, organizer of the event and owner of the store, Mid-Michigan Compassion Club, told WOOD TV8.
The cops on patrol had no issues either — no rules were broken. “There was no county sheriff presence and a city council member who spoke to News 8 off-camera shrugged her shoulders, saying that until a law is broken, there is nothing they can do,” WOOD TV8 reports.
The organizers hope others across the U.S. will follow suit as the lockdown impacts vulnerable members of the community.