Bringing Happiness to the Homeless: Smokers Club Gives Free Joints
By Christopher Cano | Executive Director,
Since marijuana was legalized in Colorado, there have been many positive side effects.
Increased tax revenues from marijuana sales are flowing into the school system, violent crime is
down, and real estate sales are up. Yet, this increase in the quality of life has left many
disenfranchised. There has apparently been an increase in the number of homeless people on
the streets of Denver in the past year. Whether down on their luck entrepreneurs or those
forced out of cheap housing, these folks are in need.
Whatever the reason behind their bad luck may be, The Smokers Club saw this problem
and wanted to help out. According to their website, The Smokers Club was born out of a simple
philosophy: smoke weed every day. During one of their smoke sessions, they set out in the
Summer of 2010 with the goal of sharing their love of weed, culture, and music with the world.
While putting one in the air, the idea to create an event where every smokers could celebrate
his and her favorite hobby took shape and The Smokers Club came alive. They first hit the
scene with an event at SXSW in March 2010, hosting an event featuring hip-hop’s then budding
superstars like Wiz Khalifa, Dom Kennedy, Curren$y, Black Hippy, Smoke DZA, Big K.R.I.T., Devin
The Dude, and more. With the venue selling out, it became clear that the fans’ love for good
music and good vibes were in line with The Club’s vision and later that year a 24-city tour kicked
off. Since then, The Smokers Club has evolved into an all-encompassing, leading marijuana
lifestyle brand promoting good times, good weed, and cannabis legalization. Based out of New
York City, The Smokers Club has hubs in Denver, Colorado, Los Angeles, California, and brings
our annual fall tour–and plenty of smoke–to cities throughout America.
So, seeing the homelessness in Denver, these marijuana philanthropist set out around
the streets and began handing out free pot, munchies and water to any homeless people they
passed on the street. One could say these guys are doing the Lord’s work. There are outlets for
the homeless to get food, water, clothing and shelter, but the Smokers Club believes are other
parts of life that these people should also be allowed to enjoy. Just because you’re down on
your luck doesn’t mean you should be barred from relaxing a little. Some have even described
the Smokers Club and their new mission as a group of modern-day Mother Teresas.
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