US state offers ‘joints for jabs’ to boost Covid vaccine use

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The US state of Washington is offering “joints for jabs,” in the latest innovative bid to get more Americans vaccinated against Covid-19 as inoculation rates continue to slow. Cannabis dispensaries in the northwestern state — where recreational marijuana sales were legalized in 2012 — will be allowed to offer one free, pre-rolled joint to anyone aged 21 or above who gets vaccinated at an in-store clinic. The move follows a decision last month to allow bars and other liquor licensees to provide one free alcoholic drink to adults in Washington state who receive their jabs w…

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