It wasn’t your local grocery store, or gas station; rather it was Granny Purps Marijuana Dispensary.
Food collection barrels were pretty empty at the dispensary in Soquel, until Granny Purps got the bright idea to offer joints for food, reported KCBS a CBS affiliate.
"We originally didn't have a limit and people could bring in as many cans as they wanted," said dispensary co-owner Phil Hicks. "And for every four cans, we would give them a free, pre-rolled joint. They had to be a legal medical marijuana patient and a part of our collective to participate in the promotion."
Patients were limited to a maximum three joints per day.
Hicks said the next thing they knew, they were inundated with cans of food.
"The response blew away anything we expected. We started in November. I was hoping we could fill five barrels before Thanksgiving, but we had seven filled by Thanksgiving," he said. "I said at this rate, I think we can get 10,000 pounds by Christmas."
The end result was a collection of close to 12,000 pounds of food.