In Orangevale, California, a medical marijuana dispensary is having a “going out of business sale” Friday, in which they will be giving away free marijuana to its card holders. We heard of business giving away freebies but nothing like this before.
Magnolia Wellness is closing their doors because of mounting pressure from Sacramento County and Federal agents who are cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries in California. Magnolia Wellness said in a press release that the pot shop was forced to close due to a federal crackdown on dispensaries.”Everyone who walks through the door, we’re giving them a chance to win free meds,” Magnolia Wellness’ Steven Lee
“I think it’s a slap in California’s face because it shows they’re really for the patients and not for the money,” said Darrell Coffman, a medical marijuana user.
Customers piled into the store and showed off their free 1-gram baggies of pot. Meanwhile, cops in unmarked cars watched closely from across the street.
To control the crowd, security guards were on hand and only 16 customers were allowed inside the store at a time.
Magnolia Wellness has been in business two years and served about 40,000 customers according to employees.
The store will be open until 8 p.m. Friday night.