A Colorado gentlemen named Nick DiCenzo had a wonderful problem this recent holiday season. He had a huge stockpile of cannabis from his six home grown plants. With only so much a single person can consume, and no commercial selling license, he and his friends concluded that they should share his product with the least fortunate of individuals.
On Christmas Eve, he and a bunch of volunteers with his nonprofit group Cannabis Can found a way to give away 1000 joints to the homeless. Yes, you read that correctly, 1000 joints. Almost 2 pounds of Blue Dream and Caramelicious to the Denver homeless community. The 5-hour giveaway attracted attention from local colorado TV stations as well as the New York Daily News and the Washington Times.
“We Had A Cannabis Roll-A-Thon The Sunday Before Christmas”
Over a dozen friends spent almost 12 hours grinding, rolling, and twisting on a calm Sunday in Colorado. Then came the legal side of things. It’s 100% legal in Colorado to give out single joints, but an individual cannot possess more than one ounce at a time. So you obviously can’t carry a Santa sack filled with these wonderful gifts. “Depending on how they’re rolled, thirty to fifty joints together contained an ounce. So we had to have a team of runners to refill our supply as we walked the streets.” DiCenzo said.
The volunteers met at around 11 a.m. and finished giving everything away just before 4:20. DiCenzo isn’t a Bill Gates type of philanthropist, he doesn’t come from money and he doesn’t make a lot. He’s just a generous and caring guy that found himself with way too much cannabis at the perfect time of year. This giveaway resulted in free media for his organization that resulted in a big influx of donations to the homeless in Colorado.“We ran into a lot of people who wanted to give us donations, something for Cannabis Can,” DiCenzo said, “but we couldn’t accept,” because that would be considered an unlicensed sale.
He’s asking donors to visit the group’s GoFundMe campaign, “Restrooms & Grooms,” which is raising money to offer free showers and haircuts to Denver’s homeless. DiCenzo is hoping to raise $10,000 to purchase and renovate an RV with showers and a hair cutting station. “When we talk with people on the street, so many of them mention the need for a haircut and regular showers,” DiCenzo said. “It’s one of the biggest obstacles they face in getting employment.”
A few days after Christmas, DiCenzo was out looking at a used RV priced around $700. “It was in terrible condition, but I gotta start somewhere,” he said. “Maybe I can renovate it and get it down to a parking lot where we can offer these services. If we can do that, then this whole thing will be a success.”
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