SB-34: What is it and How to Get Involved
What is SB-34?
The Act was passed in March 2020 and has given growers a chance to give back to those who can benefit from donations. Of course, there are restrictions on who can accept donations. Donations are provided to medical cannabis patients or primary caregivers, with a valid recommendation or medical marijuana identification card.
Although the law provides no tax incentive, it eliminates the previous disincentive in donating legal products by excusing license holders from the state cultivation, use, and excise tax.
The provision in the law requires certain compliance measures, including verifying doctor recommendations and retaining patient and donation records to ensure the right people are receiving donations.
How We’re Getting Involved
Our plan for June distributions includes various events with some of our partners. On Saturday, June 4th, Pottery Los Angeles will be hosting their first mass donation from 1-3 pm for veterans with the help of Weed for Warriors and Veterans Cannabis Coalition.
Our monthly distribution will be held at Farmacy (Santa Ana) at the end of the month!
Which Stores Recieve Donations?
Who Exactly Receives the Donations?
Mass distribution events are to supply donations for veterans. On the other hand, small 20-person programs at one of our partner stores (Farmacy, Santa Ana) allow veterans, the seriously ill, and some seniors who are low income to pick up donations.
One of our other partner stores – The Pottery, in LA, will be hosting a mass event shortly!
How to Pick up Donations
Each event has different rules when it comes to picking up but at large store events, patients are asked to send their ID, Veteran status, and medical recommendation ahead of time so documents can be verified and the patient can be added to their records.
If you’re a monthly program member, you can apply through an online application. When your application is approved, participants are allotted a specific time and date to come and pick up the donations. A state ID card isn’t necessary for these pick-ups, as a doctor’s medical recommendation is sufficient.
Have more questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Glass House Farms team today and check out our current product range while you’re at it!