A few years back, it was not uncommon for California collectives to offer ‘compassionate care’ programs, whereby cannabis would be heavily discounted, or even donated to qualifying patients. These charitable programs were considered essential, if not life-saving by low-income individuals for whom marijuana was one of the few remaining options to relieve their suffering.

Unfortunately, those programs all but disappeared following the passage of MAUCRSA - the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulatory Safety Act, allowing Californians over 21 to legally buy pot for recreational use. An unintended consequence of the act was to instantly make these kinds of programs economically unsustainable, even for non-profit collectives intending to donate product to patients in need.

Fortunately, that’s changing. California’s new compassionate care act, SB 34, took effect on March 1st, 2020. Now, compassionate care programs like WAMM Phytotherapies in Santa Cruz, can once again legally receive donated product from growers, and in turn provide free or low-cost medical marijuana to those who need it most.

While Stone Age Farmacy does not yet have an avenue for participating in a program like this, we hope to be able to offer some kind of compassionate care discount in the near future.

In the meantime, the best options for saving money at Stone Age are below: