At Soquel pot dispensary, giving and ganja go hand in hand
SOQUEL -- Nancy Black, called Granny Purps just like the pot dispensary she owns on 41st Avenue, is known for her palate-pleasing recipes for brownies, cookies and other treats containing medicinal marijuana.
This holiday season, however, Black and co-owner Phil Hicks demonstrated that their recipe book also includes the secret ingredient to bringing in outsized donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank holiday food drive: a complimentary joint.
For every four cans of food they donated to Second Harvest, patients received one pre-rolled marijuana joint, with a maximum of three per day.
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_...ce=most_viewed"We had experience with Second Harvest because my husband is a retired chiropractor, and we use to collect donations from his patients at his office," Black said. "We used to do some sort of incentive to encourage people to donate, and so we decided to do the same thing here to get momentum."
In all, Granny Purps handed out 2,000 joints to dispensary clients and collected 11,000 pounds of food, a large and exceptional contribution for a business of its size.