Denver-area pot shop offers 1-cent cannabis deal to striking teachers

A local cannabis dispensary is offering Denver Public School employees eighths of cannabis for a penny while the teachers strike carries on into its second day.

The dispensary — Kind Love at 4380 E. Alameda Ave. in Glendale — started the nearly free offer Monday and plans to keep it in place through close of business Tuesday, said Chief Brand Officer Matt LaBrier.

“We try to do what we can when we can,” LaBrier said in an interview. “For us, it is the easiest way that we can support them.”

The idea sparked in LaBrier’s head while on his Monday morning commute. Driving past a group of teachers picketing inspired him to help in some way, and so far almost 30 people have taken advantage of the deal as of Monday night.

This is not the first time Kind Love has run the deal. Veterans on Veterans Day also were offered one-penny pot and LaBrier said he hopes to continue doing so in the future.

All strains are on the table. If a teacher needs help going to sleep, rallying for another day of picketing or a brain-vacation Kind Love wants to help, LaBrier said.

“It has always been a piece of who we are,” he said.

The strike has stretched into its second day with negotiations resuming Tuesday. While the cannabis deal is slated to expire Tuesday night, LaBrier said the dispensary may reinstate it later if the strike continues.

Due to state law, dispensaries are barred from giving their product away for free. A single penny is as close as they can get.

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