Helping Hands Program

About Helping Hands

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.

Patients must present a doctor's recommendation for medical cannabis to be eligible for the program.

Applications for our Helping Hands program are now open. Please submit your completed files by December 20.

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
  • Medical Recommendation for Cannabis or California State Medical Marijuana Identification Card

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



Helping Hands Patients may pick up their medicine via Curbside Pick Up. Please see detailed instructions below.

Place Your Order:
  • Call (510) 540-6013 to submit your order for Pick Up. This is not available online.
  • You will receive 2 emails, stating that your order is "Processing," followed by "Ready for Pickup." 
Pick Up Your Order in Car:
  • When you arrive, please park in one of the numbered Pick Up spaces. Please do not park in a handicapped space.
  • Click the link provided by email or text message.
Pick Up Your Order on Foot:
  • Enter at the front door.
  • Click the link provided by email or text message.

If you need assistance when you arrive, please alert a member of our Security team.