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In November 2020, a Pew Research Center surveyed Americans to find out how many of them are willing to get the coronavirus vaccine. Results were somewhat expected, yet a bit frightening – only 6 in 10 Americans wanted to get vaccinated. That’s why in a certain marijuana shop in Michigan, people thought of an enticing way to help increase that number.
The store goes by the name Greenhouse of Walled Lake, and it is offering a free joint to each person that gets a COVID vaccine, as a reward. This interesting offer is called “Pot for Shots” and is done in cooperation with UBaked Cannabis Company (yes, we love the name, too).
The offer started on January 22 and will continue until the end of February. People must be over 21 years old, have a valid medical card and show that they have had the vaccine.
The offer was active from January 22 to the end of February. The appropriate candidates for a free joint had to be over the age of 21, with a valid medical card and the proof that they were vaccinated.
In his interview with CNN, the Greenhouse of Walled Lake’s owner, Jerry Millen, said that the offer is the store’s way to thank people for getting vaccinated. In the first three days of the offer, over 2000 people got their free, legal weed, and Millen noted that, if not enough people get the vaccine until the end of February, the offer might last longer.
Michigan Is High
The state of Michigan is one of the 15 US states where marijuana is legalized. Medical marijuana, however, is legal in 33 other states and the District of Columbia.
By the beginning of February there had been more than 25 million cases of coronavirus in the US, with over 600,000 in Michigan. By February 1, over 30 million people in the US had received a vaccine.
Over 600,000 cases of coronavirus have been documented in Michigan by the beginning of February 2021.
WTR? (Why’s That Radass?)
To be fair, I’m not always for forcing people to get vaccinated since telling people what to do with their lives doesn’t sound like a great idea. But this kind of incentive is innovative and sounds like something that could work with a lot of people, those that don’t mind getting high at least. It might not be a perfect way to do things, but it’s an interesting thought.