Berkeley Patients Group Cannabis Dispensary Celebrates 15 Years of Service to the Community with Federal, State, and Local Lawmakers

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Marijuana milestone: Berkeley Patients Group, the longest continually running medical cannabis dispensary in the country, celebrates their 15th anniversary with federal, state, and local lawmakers, including Congresswoman Barbara Lee; Mayor to declare October 31 Berkeley Patients Group Day in Berkeley.

"The Berkeley Patients Group is a well-respected organization providing a valuable service to the Berkeley community," said Mayor Tom Bates.

Founded on October 31, 1999, Berkeley Patients Group (BPG) was born out of the need to create a safe place where underserved medical cannabis patients could go to acquire high quality medicine in a warm and welcoming, community-centric environment. For over 15 years throughout a changing legal and societal landscape BPG has been among California’s leading medical cannabis dispensaries and a model in community service.

After BPG’s 15 years of continuous service to the community, Berkeley City Mayor Tom Bates will proclaim October 31 Berkeley Patients Group Day in the city at a press conference held by BPG on their anniversary.

"The Berkeley Patients Group is a well-respected organization providing a valuable service to the Berkeley community," said Mayor Tom Bates.

Federal and state lawmakers, including Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner will also be in attendance to celebrate the milestone and speak at the press conference.

"The Berkeley Patients Group is a first of its kind institution that has been serving Berkeley for 15 years," said Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley). "I wish BPG many more years of providing patients with the doctor-recommended medication they need."

Please join BPG in celebrating 15 amazing years of service, and the progress made on this important social issue. In honor of this anniversary BPG will be hosting a party and providing tour of their facility.

Contact: Victor Pinho, Director, Marketing & Communications at (510) 666-5953, or by email to victor(at)berkeleypatientsgroup(dot)com.

About Berkeley Patients Group:

Berkeley Patients Group’s philosophy of putting patients before all else compels us to be a philanthropic force in our community. In addition to providing free medicine and ancillary wellness services to our patients in need, BPG is a regular contributor to a variety of social causes and organizations that work to improve the lives of our patients and the community-at-large.

Our vision for legal integrity, coupled with our mission to provide compassionate care, has made BPG one of California’s most reputable and successful dispensaries. BPG operates in full compliance with California’s medical cannabis laws and is regarded as an industry leader in self-regulation and the development of industry best practices. We provide quality-controlled medical cannabis to our registered members in an environment that is safe, comfortable, and professional.

BPG’s success has been dependent on the quality relationships we have fostered throughout our 15 years of service. By keeping the needs of our community in focus, we are able to respond effectively and make an impactful difference in the lives of our patients and neighbors alike. BPG is committed to making a positive difference; this is a major part of who we are as an organization and we believe it’s what keeps patients coming back to us.

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