A cool thing is happening in the fire-ravaged section of Northern California. Well, as cool as things can get when the third worst fire in California history is burning down the neighborhood.
Thousands of area residents have been forced to evacuate their homes, leaving them with little or no access to essential daily items — including medical marijuana.
Much like how the cannabis industry came to the aid of tornado victims in Illinois, two Santa Rosa-based cannabis businesses have stepped up to offer some relief to fire victims. Care by Design, a producer of CBD-rich extracts, and AbsoluteXtracts, a producer of high quality THC extracts, have joined together to donate more than $20,000 worth of medical marijuana products to residents of the scorched Lake County region, who have prescriptions but have lost access to their medicine due to the devastating fire.
Through Oct. 7, each fire victim with a valid doctor’s recommendation and a California ID can receive up to $200 worth of products.
The companies issued a joint statement, saying, “This disaster happened in our own backyard. As a company that prides itself on putting patient needs first, we felt there was no better time to reach out and help our neighbors in their time of need.”
Since the fire started on Sept. 12, it has destroyed more than 140,000 acres, burned more than 1,500 homes to the ground, and claimed five lives.
For more information, visit www.cbd.org.