Santa Rosa Companies provide #valleyfire patients free cannabis products

When it comes to basic necessities for some Valley Fire victims, underwear, socks and toothbrushes aren’t enough. After losing their homes and personal possessions, medical marijuana patients are getting a hand from a local cannabis provider.

Santa Rosa’s Care by Design and AbsoluteXtracts are donating $20,000 worth of medical marijuana products to the victims of the Valley Fire who have existing medical prescriptions to use cannabis.

Through Oct. 7, 2015, each prescribed victim can receive up to $200 worth of products without cost.  Simply bring a California issued ID card with an address in one of the four affected areas (Kelseyville, Middletown, Cobb and Hidden Valley Lake) and a valid prescription to California Member Services (delivery only for Lake County, 707-900-1257), Peace in Medicine, Santa Rosa (1061 North Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa) and Peace in Medicine, Sebastopol (6771 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol) or SF’s SPARC (1256 Mission St., San Francisco ).

The combined damage of the fires is devastating and is reported to be the third worst fire in California history. Over 1,500 homes have been burned, more than 140,000 acres of land destroyed, and five casualties reported. Thousands of residents were forced to evacuate their homes, leaving them with restricted access to essential daily items—including medical marijuana.

Care by Design is a producer of CBD-rich extracts. AbsoluteXtracts produce high-THC extracts.

 

 

 

  • Judson Spruce

    Care by Design and AbsoluteXtracts are donating $20,000 worth of medical marijuana products but you pick them up from California Member Services, Peace in Medicine, or SPARC. I’m confused here as the connection is not explained at all.

    • potblogger

      Thanks for the question. I’ve added a little bit at the end of the article to explain. But basically Care by Design and AbsoluteXtracts are extracts produced in Sonoma County. The dispensaries are the retail outlets, or in this case, providing the products to Valley Fire victims.

  • Adam

    How does one get one of these pothead cards?

    • potblogger

      There’s a lot of great information on getting a medical marijuana card online. The simple answer, however, is to find a doctor who prescribes for 215 patients. You’ll likely need to take in your current medical records, have a valid California ID and a medical reason for needing cannabis. It can cost upwards of $100 for your visit and getting your card, and has to be renewed annually. Once you have a valid prescription, you can go to any local dispensary.

  • I don’t think that giving someone a substance that alters their thinking, helps! There are better drugs to be used in a medical need than being strung out!

    • potblogger

      There is a lot of research now being conducted on cannabis, which has been found to have many, many medicinal possibilities. A large part of the medical research is on CBD’s — a compound of cannabis — that does not affect thinking or make you feel “stoned”. I think we’re a ways away from really knowing all of the ways that cannabis can be used, but keep in mind that many people who use cannabis are suffering from extreme pain. Often patients are given synthetic opiates which are far more addictive and make patients feel very “out of it” for pain. I think its all in perspective and education.