MMJ Capital San Jose Provides Relief to Silicon Valley

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Bay area tech workers have put the vast amount of San Jose’s medical marijuana dispensaries to good use, according to a recent report from Bloomberg Businessweek.

San Jose is home to 106 marijuana clinics — four times more than San Francisco — and according to their mayor Chuck Reed, “many more than are necessary to meet the medical needs of our population.”

Local dispensary Palliative Health claims around 40 percent of their clients are tech workers. According to their assistant manager Ernie Arreola, “We’re seeing people from some semiconductors, lots of engineers, lots of programmers.”