Marijuana dispensary businesses fund homeless shelter beds in Oxnard

OXNARD, Calif. -- An Oxnard homeless shelter has 100 new bunk beds largely paid for by legal cannabis dispensaries.

The Ventura County Star reports the idea for a temporary shelter originated after the police chief in neighboring Port Hueneme contacted Oxnard's homeless program coordinator about a newspaper photo showing air mattresses on the floor.

Chief Andrew Salinas then contacted cannabis dispensaries and five of them quickly donated $25,000.

Another $10,000 was provided by a Port Hueneme community fund.

The bunk beds arrived on Monday and were assembled by about 30 volunteers from a carpenters union local.
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