A Michigan dispensary is offering a pre-rolled joint for anyone who provides proof they received a COVID-19 vaccine – dubbed the “Pot for Shots” promotion, the Detroit Metro Times reports. In a statement, Greenhouse of Walled Lake Owner Jerry Millen said the goal of the program “is to raise awareness of the importance” of getting vaccinated “as we as a community battle this horrible pandemic.”
“‘Pot for Shots’ is our way of showing our commitment in assisting helping the community get back to normalcy. We support the safe and responsible use of cannabis and hope this is the beginning of the end of this insidious pandemic.” – Millen, in a statement, via the Metro News
The promotion runs from January 22 through February 28.
Last week, cannabis activists D.C. Marijuana Justice (DCMJ) announced their own plan – “Joints for Jabs” – to give away cannabis at vaccination centers throughout the city as they come online. DCMJ Co-founder Adam Eidinger said he hopes giving away cannabis will help bring people to the vaccination sites. However, instead of pre-rolls, he said the group would hand out individual bags.
DCMJ also plans to hand out cannabis seeds during the action.
“We are looking for ways to safely celebrate the end of the pandemic and we know nothing brings people together like cannabis,” DCMJ co-founder Nikolas Schiller said in a press release. “DCMJ believes that cannabis should be consumed safely and responsibly, and the pandemic has made this incredibly difficult for many adults to share their homegrown cannabis.”
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