Various incentives, ranging from a shot and a beer to a million-dollar lottery, are being offered as rewards for getting a shot in the arm, that is to say, a COVID-19 vaccination. Now cannabis operators are getting in on the act.
Joints For Jabs
Licensed cannabis shops in Washington state can offer free joints to promote on-site vaccines, officials said Monday.
The state Liquor and Cannabis Board is calling it the “Joints for Jabs” program and is allowing shops to give away a single pre-roll to anyone over 21 who gets a shot at an on-site vaccine clinic by July 12.
Washington state is allowing breweries, wineries and restaurants to offer free drinks in exchange for proof of vaccination — though alcohol-serving establishments have not had to host on-site clinics to give out product.
Cannabis Companies Providing Incentives
Just last week, Richmond-based cannabis company 7 Stars Holistic Healing Center announced it will start giving products for one cent to those who show their valid COVID-19 vaccination card, wrote Kron4. 7 Stars is hoping to set up a mobile COVID-19 vaccination site through the California Department of Public Health.
“We wanted to offer our platform to help the state achieve their goal of immunity against COVID-19,” 7 Stars executive director Zee Handoush said in a statement. “We saw other local businesses offering vaccine incentives and we wanted to add cannabis to that …