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Milk, Cookies and Cannabis for the Homeless

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Milk, Cookies and Cannabis for the Homeless

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It’s the first big snowstorm Toronto has seen this year, but cannabis activist Amy Anonymous has a mission. For the past three years the baker, mother and medical marijuana card holder has distributed care packages to the homeless and less fortunate. These care packages, filled with items such as socks, scarves and coffee gift cards, also have a unique inclusion: cannabis and rolling papers.

“I just wanted to help people,” Anonymous said, noting that she often interacts with others who are less fortunate through her job at a Toronto medical marijuana dispensary.

This year, Anonymous collected donations from those in the cannabis community (the cannabis was donated by herself and not the dispensary where she is employed) and was able to hand out 40 bags on the Toronto streets.

Anonymous drives to shelters and trucks where food is distributed and introduces herself with genuine warmth to people she meets. She then pulls out a gift and explains its contents, usually leaving the inclusion of cannabis as a final note.

“It is always a positive response,” she said. “I think the people we give them to are a little shocked.”

Anonymous said it is good to show love to people outside of family and friends as those outside of hand’s reach are often the ones who don’t receive love. And for those who might feel handing out cannabis to the homeless is a bad idea she has a message: “I don’t think there is really anything wrong with giving someone the gift of medicine and warmth.”

Tell us in the comments below, how will you spread holiday cheer?

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. jayne isaacs

    January 3, 2014 at 5:03 am

    You have a huge warm heart Amy! God Bless You! There is nothing handing out a gift to someone who is homeless and in the cold, their muscles and bones hurt also in this frigid weather. It also may help someone who is depressed and feels like no one cares. It is the best medicine for so many things. I kno first hand. I hope Ohio gets their butts in gear and get us up and going. My severe fybromyalgia woud surely love it!
    Again God Bless You Amy

  2. Zero

    December 24, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    That’s really cool. A genuinely warm human being.

  3. Katrina Millican

    December 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    This is amazing, this is my ideal Christmas wish. The best gift to receive is acceptance. And that is exactly what amy meant in her holiday cheer. people with no money, home or family get sick too. But no one cares for them. Well she did and I appreciate and respect her to a point no one can understand. Merry Christmas and god bless you

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