Helping Hands Program

During COVID-19, Helping Hands Patients may pick up their medicine via Curbside Pick Up. At this time, we are not accepting any new applicants. Please check in during our next application period in November.

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 or a Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC) from the state of California to be eligible for the program.

Members currently enrolled in our Helping Hands program who applied in 2019 must submit application by June 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