Pot Shop Gives Free Joints For Canned Food Items

Dan Parr of Happy Pharmer’s Phamily in Butte, Montana, checks the final count of 2,200 pounds of food and baby items donated to the Butte Emergency Food Bank in exchange for free marijuana. (Photo by Tim Trainor/The Montana Standard)

A Montana medical marijuana dispensary collected more than a ton of food by offering their members a free joint if they donated canned goods.

Robin Phillips of The Happy Pharmer’s Family in Butte, Montana, said it took the business only a month to collect more than ton of food and baby items, which will be donated to the Butte Emergency Food Bank, reports Tim Trainor of The Montana Standard.

Phillips said the dispensary has more than 340 members, making it one of the largest medical marijuana providers in Montana.

She said the Pharmer’s Phamily decided to collect food for the bank to show that cannabis businesses can be good neighbors in the Butte community.

Only members of the Happy Pharmers club, each of whom has state authorization to possess marijuana, were given free joints in exchange for donating canned goods. The food is expected to be delivered early next week.


2 Responses to Pot Shop Gives Free Joints For Canned Food Items

  1. +2 Vote -1 Vote +1Liam
    February 13, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Finally…. a good use for all those canned green beans in the pantry. ; )

  2. Vote -1 Vote +1Leonard Krivitsky, MD
    February 14, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Many people don’t realize that Cannabis prohibitio­n is completely counter-pr­oductive as it encourages people to indulge in alcohol and/or hard drugs, which are much more dangerous than Cannabis can ever be. It is proven that Cannabis use suppresses violent urges and behaviors, and “only the unsophisti­cated” think otherwise, according to the prestigiou­s “Substance Abuse: A Comprehens­ive Textbook” 4-th Edition. Marijuana Legalizati­on was advocated by Shafer Commission in 1972, something that Pres. Nixon chose to ignore, and the Administra­tive Law Judge Francis Young said in 1988 that “marijuana is one of the safest therapeuti­cally active substances known to man”. The so-called “gateway drug” theory is completely bogus, and Cannabis itself is not physically addictive as it lacks the physical “withdrawa­l syndrome” associated with its use. Drug Marinol, much touted by the DEA, is NOT “Medical Marijuana”­, as the whole plant has over 70 active compounds, interactin­g with one another and constituti­ng the “whole” that is not at all the same as any of its “parts”, as it is the “whole” that makes “parts” to be what they are. To say that marijuana does not have medicinal properties is simply the same thing as to say that the earth is flat! This is just not a “rational” statement to make altogether. And why is it that our so-called “representatives” in Congress will talk endlessly about massive cuts in social programs, but no one dares suggest that the huge DEA “marijuana enforcement” budget should be cut, and this is what most people would support, by the way! In the end, to be sure, science and reason will prevail, while ignorance and fear will lose!