Though the individual reasons for homelessness and extreme poverty are varied, it is clear that a tendency toward substance abuse is high among the nation’s most destitute citizens. In a National Coalition for the Homeless survey of 25 mayors, for example, a full 68 percent cited drug addiction as the most prevalent cause of homelessness among single adults.
Nevertheless, lawmakers in the leftist bastion of Berkeley, Calif. recently voted to provide its poorest residents with free marijuana. Granted, the drug will come from medical marijuana facilities; however, reports indicate that a license to purchase from these locations is incredibly easy to obtain.
With no apparent regard for such evidence, however, Councilman Darryl Moore suggested that providing pot to the city’s poor should be a top priority. Furthermore, the dispensaries will not be allowed to skimp, as the ruling requires facilities to provide the same high-quality cannabis it offers paying customers.
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