Program offers low-income assistance for medical marijuana

Rikki Mitchell

Aaron Pfaffe, says marijuana helps him live with his debilitating illness. "I'm currently unemployed, and also receiving benefits," says Pfaffe.

Program offers low-income assistance for medical marijuana

CREATED Aug. 4, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Medical marijuana patients flocked to one of Arizona's newest dispensaries Saturday, hoping to catch a financial break.

They got help from the Southwest Arizona Patient Alliance a grass roots organization whose goal is to "educate, advocate, and promote activism for medical cannabis patients."

Those who qualify for low-income assistance, and have the proper documentation, can get discounts at dispensaries like Desert Re-leaf.

And for people like Aaron Pfaffe, who says marijuana helps him live with his debilitating illness,  programs like this are necessary.

"I'm currently unemployed, and also receiving benefits," says Pfaffe. "Programs like this are vital so that people with low income have access to medicine."

 

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