World’s Largest Marijuana Dispensary Offers Bonus For Activism


Photo: Harborside Health Center
About 800 patients a day visit Harborside Health Center’s Oakland location

‚ÄčHarborside Health Center in Oakland, California, which is billed as the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the world, is offering a free gram of cannabis for every hour volunteered in support of issues on behalf of pot patients.

“We want all our patients to know they are ambassadors for the movement,” said Goose Duarte, membership services manager at Harborside, reports Peter Hecht at The Sacramento Bee.
Harborside also features many holistic services, including a naturopathic care doctor, acupuncture, chiropractic care, yoga, and Reiki. Additionally, there are about 60 strains of potency-labeled, safety-tested California marijuana.

The dispensary, which opened in October 2006, now has a customer base of more than 47,000 registered medical marijuana patients at the original Oakland location and a new outlet in San Jose.

About 800 people make their way through orderly lines every day to speak with dispensary staff and select the cannabis of their choice.

You can learn more about Harborside Health Center in this video, which was shown at the THC Expo on June 13-14, 2009, in Los Angeles, Calif.