Higher education? Denver dispensary offers pot for a penny for striking teachers

In this June 21, 2018, file photo, a laboratory manager demonstrates how she uses an instrument to photograph cannabis samples at an analytical laboratory in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

GLENDALE, Colo. (WTHR) - A Colorado marijuana dispensary is reaching out to teachers who are on strike in Denver.

Denver Westword reports Kind Love, a dispensary on the southeast side of Denver, is offering teachers in Denver Public Schools an eighth-ounce of marijuana for a penny.

"Technically, we have to charge them something," Kind Love chief brand officer Matt LaBrier told Westword. "We figured this was the least we could do."

Teachers in the district went on strike Monday, protesting the district's compensation system. The dispensary's offer is reminiscent of restaurants offering federal workers free or discounted meals during the recent shutdown.

"I think they do some of the most important work on earth, and we don't necessarily treat them the way we should," LaBrier said, noting "quite a few" teachers come into the dispensary.

Westword reported Kind Love offered a similar promotion for veterans last Veteran's Day.

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