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.
Update, Spring 2019
Jetty started the Shelter Project in 2014 with a simple mission: get free cannabis to cancer patients. Since then, we’ve helped over 1,000 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 to operate. In 2018, former governor Jerry Brown’s surprise veto of a bill that would have solved it was a big setback.
But we’re hopeful things will change. State Senator Scott Weiner has introduced new legislation to fix the situation called the Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary Compassionate Care Act (Senate Bill 34). The Shelter team met with Senator Weiner to share our support and appreciation. We’re optimistic it will also find support with our new governor, Gavin Newsom. We encourage you to make your voice heard as well by joining us along the Cannabis for Good Tour this summer.
The Shelter Project is unofficially running again on a limited basis in the San Francisco Bay Area only, as details continue to unfold regarding expansion across the state. This is uncharted territory and we are moving slowly to make sure we stay compliant with the new state regulations.
According to the new law, all patients receiving cannabis through Shelter must obtain a state-issued Medical Marijuana ID (MMID) card. The process of acquiring a MMID is lengthy and requires several legal and medical documents, in addition to significant fees. This process also differs from county to county and may take some time to even book an appointment. Here is a link to all county public health departments, where more information is available.
If you do not have a MMID, it is a tricky dilemma: is it better to spend the time and expense to obtain a MMID or wait for SB 34 to pass, which would remove the MMID requirement? As with any legislation, passage of the bill is not guaranteed and the time it takes until passage is very hard to predict. We sympathize with everyone forced to weigh these options and wish we could offer better news.
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Thank you all for your love, patience and support. We’re optimistic about getting things back to normal and intend to keep fighting until that day comes.
- The Shelter Project & Jetty Team
Shelter Project Inquiry
Due to Prop 64 we are unable to enroll new patients in the Shelter Project at this time.
If you need more information or have other questions, please use the form below. Due to the high number of inquiries, please allow 1-3 weeks for a response.