Providing free cannabis to cancer patients from 2014-2018.
Please note that due to Prop 64, we are unable to enroll new patients in the Shelter Project at this time.
Jetty started the Shelter Project in 2014 with a simple mission: get free cannabis to cancer patients. Since then, we’ve helped thousands of people in California get the medicine they need. We’ve also made it our mission to keep it simple: patients (or their caregivers) just provide doctor verification, proof of California residency, and they’re in.
Ironically (and tragically), all that changed after cannabis became regulated in California in 2018. Legal requirements and taxes made it nearly impossible for compassion programs like Shelter Project to operate. In 2018, we were all surprised by then Governor Jerry Brown’s surprise veto of a bill that would have solved it. It was a big setback.
But we’re hopeful things will change. State Senator Scott Weiner has since introduced new legislation to fix the situation. It’s called the Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary Compassionate Care Act (Senate Bill 34) and we are optimistic it will get passed by Governor Gavin Newsom.
Cannabis For Good
We’d like to thank everyone who came out in support of SB 34 and the Cannabis for Good Tour this summer. Because of you… we met our goals for collecting petition signatures urging the passage of the bill. The donations made towards the Shelter Project far exceeded our expectations. Over 3 months and 30+ tour stops, we connected with countless individuals throughout the state. As much as it was an effort to raise awareness, we realized that was only possible thanks to those who showed up to be in community and share their stories.
Restarting Shelter Project
The Shelter Project continues to operate on a very limited basis in the San Francisco Bay Area.
As we await changes to the regulations we are not enrolling new patients at this time. We expect to restart the program as soon as it’s possible to do so. In the meantime, we will do our best to answer questions and acknowledge requests in the form below.
Thank you all for your love, patience, and support.
- The Shelter Project & Jetty Team