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Free Weed Available for Wildfire Victims

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MIDDLETON, California -- We all know Smokey the Bear has our back when it comes to forest fires, but now a more “Friday-inspired” Smokey is here to save the day. According to the LA Times, that's the promise at least two marijuana companies are making to people affected by the destructive California wildfires.

And get this, it's free! But just because it's free doesn't mean it's a free for all.

In order to be eligible, patients must have a medical marijuana prescription and home addresses in certain north Cali communities. Also, you have to pick up the goods from one of five dispensaries located nearby. And it's not unlimited. The amount of free weed you can take tops out at $200.

This is all possible because the companies, Care By Design and AbsoluteXtracts, donated $20,000 worth of marijuana-related items. It's their way of giving back to the people who are now rebuilding after the wildfires destroyed more than 1,900 homes.

But Californians hoping to take advantage of this “pot-pourri” of cannabis can't let their heads float in the clouds too long, the deal ends October 7th.

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