A marijuana dispensary in Denver is offering cannabis to teachers on strike for a fraction of the retail price.

While under Colorado law dispensaries are not able to give marijuana out for free, Kind Love is selling eights of cannabis for one penny to anyone who holds a Denver Public Schools badge, according to the Denver Post.


Denver Public School teachers started their first strike in 25 years this week in an effort to have their base pay increased.

"Technically, we have to charge them something," Kind Love chief brand officer Matt LaBrier told Westword. "We figured this was the least we could do."

The strike comes after more than a year of contract negotiations proved to be unfruitful.

The strike will reportedly impact roughly 71,000 students across 147 schools in the district.

The district has already hired 300 substitute teachers in an effort to keep schools open while the strike takes place.

Hundreds of teachers have been protesting in front of Denver public schools the past two days.

"We've got quite a few teachers who come in here. A couple already have, and we hope we get some more this week," LaBrier said. "I think they do some of the most important work on earth, and we don't necessarily treat them the way we should."

LaBrier said the deal is set to expire Tuesday night but may be extended depending on how long the strike lasts. 

The dispensary ran a similar promotion for veterans with military ID on Veteran's Day.