A joint for a jab sounds pretty astonishing. We would say it is pretty intelligent to motivate people who are not really into getting vaccinations. While medical institutions and government take mini-steps towards the covid-19 resolution and are a virus-free planet, the mundane humankind is nervous about vaccinations. For some people getting jagged sounds normal, while others get paranoid. However, only a few could develop a brilliant idea like Washington’s Joint for jabs initiative. The US government promotes cannabis joints to all adults, 21 and above, after promoting free food, drinks, and cash prizes.
How It All Began?
The date April 20th is widely considered an unofficial pothead holiday. Several pothead activists found the right way to encourage people: starting a campaign that would provide a free joint for jabs. The activists believe this to be a great initiative that encourages and invites people all across the state to take the vaccine successfully. Initially, according to sources, the board said it had received several requests from retail cannabis licensees to help advance the state’s vaccination efforts.
The board of directors has allowed breweries, breweries, and restaurants to provide free drinks to prove vaccination. However, establishments that provide alcohol do not have to open clinics on-site to distribute their products. Sports tickets and up to $1 million in bonuses are also offered to the citizens. You could also say US President Joe Biden is one of the few people who brought innovative ways to get as many people in the vaccination centers.
As mentioned before, when it comes to vaccines, too many people deny the science and worry about the effects. This initiative is for people who believe the benefits of marijuana are scientifically proven. This can encourage the citizens to trust the vaccine just like they trust the scientific research of marijuana.
Finally, on June 8th, 2021, The New York Times read the adults can now claim a free joint after the vaccination process. To boost the number of vaccinated people across the country. Joint for jabs was later announced officially by Washington’s State Liquor and Cannabis Board on July 12th. The state has won over the hearts and trust of people by bringing creative ideas to encourage the citizens.
Covid-19 and Vaccination
Covid-19 vaccination has surely may come with temporary side effects like nausea, fever, tiredness, and gloominess, but apparently, these temporary side effects can also bring help to this world. Taking jabs will prevent the virus from spreading further. An expert said because this virus is so highly infectious and becomes increasingly contagious due to its variants, people who choose not to get vaccination are likely to become infected over time. The virus can continue to spread and affect the world when people do not take vaccines.
States are taking serious yet attractive measures like the free joint for jabs program for the citizens to discontinue further losses.
The Only Back Draw
Now that marijuana dispensaries in Washington State can provide free joint services to anyone of legal age receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at the on-site clinic, the world seems pretty excited. The news is everywhere, catching attention. However, the condition of joints for jabs may be more complicated than we think.
The program started on June 7th and is proceeding very slowly. The process may delay as only three retailers in the state have formally asked the Liquor and Cannabis Commission about promotional activities. However, according to the consultant, the hardest part is finding someone who can manage the vaccines in marijuana dispensaries, different from breweries and bars with similar promotions. To receive free beer, you only need to show your vaccination certificate. On the other hand, cannabis dispensaries must organize their temporary clinics and find qualified personnel for injections before anyone can get cannabis for free.
Experts believe that if they wait a few weeks, the hype may slow down. They worry about people losing interest. If people can come in and bring their vaccination certificates and get their joints and leave, that would be a better choice. This process will make it easier for both the consumer and the center. At least there may be ways to avoid unnecessary fights and crowds.
Currently, two retailers known as Spokane and Vancouver have reached out to the state about the joint for the jabs vaccination program. The states await other retailers to join hands as soon as possible to get more people vaccinated.
According to CNN’s vaccine tracker, 48.7% of state residents have been fully vaccinated in Washington. When the joint for jabs initiative came out, the state’s goal was to vaccinate at least 70% of the state’s adults. However, Washington is not the only state that offers attractive deals (like free pre-rolled joints). According to ABC News, a marijuana dispensary in Arizona distributes free pre-rolled joints and edibles like gummies as part of a scheme in exchange for vaccines. In the end, all states are doing their best to protect all citizens by eliminating the virus and leading healthy lives.