Helping Hands Program

Helping Hands is BPG's needs‐based care program for our Berkeley members, proudly offered since we opened in 1999.

Helping Hands patients are eligible to receive two eighths (7 grams) of cannabis flowers per week. Recipients may choose a combination of indica, sativa, or high‐CBD flowers.

Applications are considered in a blind selection process and all determinations are final. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Each applicant must submit all of the following paperwork to be considered:

  • Completed application
  • Proof of Berkeley residency
  • Financial documentation
  • California State Medical Marijuana Identification Card

Important Announcement: As of January 1, 2018, in accordance with the newly adopted state regulations, current Helping Hands Program participants and applicants will need to provide a valid Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC). For questions about eligibility and requirements, and to find a participating county location, visit

Please refer to the application for detailed instructions.

All information provided will be kept strictly confidential in accordance with federal standards for collecting, processing, and storing personal and medical information. All information will be destroyed at the end of the application cycle.


Application PeriodApplications ReviewedMembers Notified
May 20 - June 20 June 20 - July 20 July 20
November 20 - December 20 December 20 - January 20 January 20