Jessilove announced the launch of its pilot program, which will provide subsidized access to medical marijuana for residents experiencing financial hardship in Maryland. The non-profit is the first of its kind in the state. It aims to demonstrate an innovative donor model which provides equitable access to vital medication, which may otherwise be cost-prohibitive. The pilot program is in partnership with KIP Dispensary, located in Baltimore County, Md. KIP Dispensary will facilitate the purchase and dispensing of vital medication with funding provided through Jessilove.
The non-profit will officially launch its program on Feb. 16, 2023, at KIP Dispensary in Cockeysville, Md. Taking place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., qualified participants will have the opportunity to receive voucher funds for medical cannabis, which are redeemable at KIP.
The goals of this pilot program:
- Reach underserved populations and provide medical cannabis subsidies to those who otherwise would not be able to afford this treatment.
- Demonstrate Jessilove’s innovative donor model that provides equitable access to vital medication.
- Provide future donors with a “proof of concept” video to highlight the mutual benefits of becoming a sustaining donor.
The Jessilove pilot program was made possible through generous donations made by W.A. Read Knox and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The non-profit has also partnered with Gateway Healthcare Services to provide discounted and subsidized medical cannabis evaluations, registrations and certifications.