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Washington State Debuts ‘Joints For Jabs’ To Promote COVID-19 Vaccine

Washington is the latest state to offer a new twist on vaccine incentives with its ‘Joints for Jabs’ program.

COVID-19 vaccine incentives are spreading throughout the United States to encourage vaccinations. Most states are offering lotteries and cash incentives — Washington State is offering its residence pre-rolled marijuana joints.

On Monday, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board announced that they would allow state-licensed cannabis retailers to give away pre-rolled joints to residents that get the COVID-19 vaccine in their on-site vaccination clinic.

This offer is only available to residents that are 21 and older.

“The Joint for Jabs” will run through July 12.

According to data from the Washington State Department of Health, 44% of Washington state’s population is vaccinated.

The Liquor and Cannabis Board has provided dozens of allowances for alcohol and cannabis licensees throughout the COVID pandemic in an effort to support businesses during the restriction period and to support the vaccine effort.

Most recently, it to be provided an allowance for a beer, wine or cocktail to be provided at no cost for those vaccinated by June 30.

Other states and private companies are offering a variety of incentives to promote vaccinations. The Biden administration is pushing to get 70% of American adults at least one dose by the Fourth of July, and several states are offering promotional incentives that encourage people to get vaccinated. Sixty-two percent of U.S. adults had received at least one dose of vaccine as of last week. This week, it’s increased to almost 64%.

 

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Raven Haywood is a journalist for 10+ years. Graduate from Howard University.

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