The Cannabis Compassion Program
We know what a financial hardship living with chronic illness creates. This is why we have created the Cannabis Compassion Program – to donate at least 1% of our sales to economically distressed patients, free of charge. The rules for applying are the following:
Be a continuous registered patient of Dispensary33 for at least 120 days prior to the application submission date.
Demonstrate need. There is not a strict cut-off, but anyone receiving need-based government assistance (SNAP or Medicaid, for instance) qualifies as well as anyone who can demonstrate living below the poverty line.
Apply – May and November
Applications are only available during the months of May and November and are due June 1 and December 1, respectively. During those months paper applications will be available at the front desk of the dispensary and a digital copy can be downloaded here.
Get Selected or Reapply
All qualified applicants are chosen at random.
Qualified applicants not selected the first time they apply will have an increased chance of selection in the next round, provided they remain continuously registered to D33 and can continue to demonstrate financial need.
Awardees receive store credit every month for 6 months – either January to June, or July to December. This amount is usually $240 per month.
After 6 months, awardees must wait a year before reapplying.
Questions? Send us an email.
We’d like to thank our colleagues at the Berkeley Patients Group for inspiring us to create this program and we owe a deep thanks to the following Illinois cultivator partners, whose contributions to this program has enabled us to expand this program’s reach to many more patients than would otherwise have been possible.