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Still anxious to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? Washington State offers adults a relaxing new inducement: marijuana joints.
The program, initiated by the State Alcohol and Cannabis Board and named “Joints for Jabs,” runs through July 12 and allows state-approved dispensaries to give eligible customers a pre-rolled joint. in an in-store vaccination clinic.
Eligible participants must be 21 years of age or older and have received their first or second dose during this visit.
This is just the latest of Washington’s many vaccination incentives, which include free tickets to sporting events and a lottery totaling up to $ 1 million. Just a few weeks ago, the Régie des alcools et du cannabis announced an incentive that allows breweries, wineries and restaurants to offer free drinks to vaccinated adults.
Washington’s latest promotion reflects a host of unique immunization incentives offered across the country, and the state isn’t the first to offer weed.
In return for proof of vaccination, an Arizona dispensary’s “Snax for Vaxx” campaign provides free joints and food. In Washington, DC, the DC cannabis advocacy group Marijuana Justice distributed seals at vaccination sites on April 20.
As of June 9, nearly 49% of Washington residents were fully immunized.
Josie Fischels is an intern at the NPR News Desk.