The SF Examiner wrote this piece on the benefits of legal cannabis in supporting communities. Here is an excerpt: 

Many dispensaries are also extremely generous to local organizations. The Apothecarium, subject of a recent tumultuous Planning Commission hearing, has given $350,000 to local nonprofits like the Larkin Street Youth Center and AIDS Emergency Fund, plus another $250,000 in donated time and products to support elderly patients, veterans and people living with HIV.

Read the full story here.