Jun 09, 2021

Washington State allows free marijuana joints with Covid-19 jabs

As part of its strategy to vaccinate more of its population, Washington State will allow adults to claim a free marijuana joint when they receive a Covid-19 vaccination shot.
The state’s liquor and cannabis board announced on Monday that the promotion, called “Joints for Jabs,” was effective immediately and would run through July 12.
Other incentives announced by the state of Washington include lottery prizes, sports tickets and game systems. Besides, officials in New Jersey and DC are also offering free beer for those getting vaccinated.
The board said it would allow participating marijuana retailers to provide customers who are 21 or older with a pre-rolled joint at their stores when they received their first or second dose at an active vaccine clinic. The promotion applies only to joints, not to other products like edibles.
So far in Washington, 58 percent of people have received at least one dose, and 49 percent are fully vaccinated, according to a New York Times database.
(Excerpts : NYT)