Licensed shops in the state of Washington are to offer free joints of marihuana as an incentive to get the Covid vaccination.
LICENSED shops in the state of Washington are to offer free joints of marihuana as an incentive to get the Covid vaccination. The incentive, which has been nicknamed ‘joints for jabs’, means licensed shops can give a single pre-rolled joint to those over the age of 21 who get their vaccination at an on-site clinic by July 12, the local board of drug and alcohol licensing has said.
The announcement comes as various states in the US are offering offers and promotions in a bid to encourage people to get their vaccination as the vaccination rate falls across America.
Other incentives being offered in Washington include prize money of up to $1 million and free sports tickets, according to The Telegraph.
In Ohio last month, it was announced that there would be a weekly lottery prize draw of $1 million to encourage vaccinations. The governor also said that the state would provide five fully-funded four-year scholarships to a public university in Ohio, amongst other prizes.
In New Jersey, those getting their vaccinations have been offered free beer.
Washington isn’t the first state to offer marihuana to promote the Covid vaccine. Arizona announced a similar campaign recently in which they provided edible gummies and free marihuana joints to people aged over 21 who got vaccinated.
Other countries are also offering promotions and incentives to increase vaccinations. China has accelerated its rollout in part by incentives, with social media users reporting authorities offering freebies such as groceries including cartons of eggs, bags of rice, laundry detergent and toilet paper.
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