Wednesday Before Thanksgiving Green Wednesday For One Community
With Black Friday behind us, you could consider the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Green Wednesday, as one marijuana shop gives away $36,000 worth of weed, and yes it’s legal.
At 4:20 Friendly in Spokane, the store donated 1 ounce of weed for up to 180 medical card holders. The ounce of medicine would typically cost a medical user about $150. The store says in total, it will be about $36,000 worth of marijuana, donated to those in need.
“You come in, show me your medical card, we verify that it’s legit. We have to scan it by law, then we’ll ring you up and you get to walk out with a free ounce,” said Carol Ehrhart, owner of 4:20 Friendly.
The free marijuana was donated by BBB Farms. The owner of BBB Farms says he has wanted to do something like this since Senate Bill 5052 was signed into law.
“First time I read it in the rules, that a retail store can donate to qualified patients, I’ve been wanting to do it,” said Robert Vernon, who owns BBB Farms.
The law says retailers can donate marijuana, but they’re not allowed to advertise the product is free.
“There’s also a lot of people that really need it that don’t have the money to be able to afford it,” said Earhart. “Not everybody growing is all about the greed. We know there’s people who need it and we’re here to give it,” added Vernon.
Vernon says he’s about “the need, not the greed.” He hopes after Wednesday, more marijuana retailers will follow their lead and offer medical patients free marijuana.