As medical cannabis spreads across the nation and localities struggle to comprehend permitting such businesses, Berkeley Patients Group has led the way with a national model for safe access. In fact, the dispensary is so approachable, it has its own honorary day in the city. Berkeley Patients Group is where we send great-aunts and uncles in need of cannabinoid therapy without the often seedy, countercultural baggage of the Drug War. The San Pablo Avenue dispensary has plenty of parking, friendly attendants, and a deep selection of the best-tested products in the Bay Area. When US Attorney Melinda Haag tried to run BPG out of town, the Bay Area’s original provider stood tall, and encouraged others to stand with it.