“Joints For Jabs”: Washington To Offer Free Pre-Rolled Joint For Getting Vaccinated

June 11, 2021

By Jaspreet Kaur

In hopes of boosting the vaccination rate, a new incentive has been launched in Washington state called “Joint For Jabs” under which  marijuana dispensaries will offer a free pre-rolled joint to those who have gotten their COVID-19 shot. The Liquor and Cannabis Board approved new guidelines on Monday under which one free weed is offered to any customer who has gotten their first or second dose of vaccine at a mobile vaccine clinic located in a dispensary. The “Joint for Jabs” only applies to those 21 and over and will expire on July 12. 

Many other states have also launched similar initiatives to speed up vaccination including Arizona. The White House has also partnered with several large companies and urged them to offer things such as free beer and free tickets. 

West Virginia offered its younger residents a $100 savings bond for getting themselves vaccinated. Ohio offered vaccinated residents the chance to enter a lottery for a $1 million prize or free college tuition — a promotion that several other states, including Washington, have copied.

The Biden administration is making efforts to get at least 70% of the American adults to get their first dose of vaccination by July 4th.