Disclaimer: The Tatum Report asks you to do your due diligence, research facts about the virus and vaccines for yourself, and pray for guidance as you consider the right choice for you and your family.
As if free beer, donuts, burgers, and fries weren’t enough, the state of Washington is now offering a free joint for anyone who gets vaccinated.
Of course, you’ve got to be 21 to participate in the “Joints for Jabs” promotion and receive that free marijuana.
Why is the vaccine so heavily incentivized?
Initially started in Arizona, the “poke for toke” idea is an attempt to get more Americans vaccinated. The President is pushing for 70% of the population to receive their shot by the Fourth of July holiday.
The Mint Cannabis Dispensary partnered with a medical group to offer free, on-site vaccinations at its three Phoenix-area locations. Those who were vaccinated at the clinics and met the 21 years old age requirement received a free pre-rolled joint and edible cannabis gummy, an initiative the dispensary called “Snax for Vaxx.”
“So many states declared cannabis retailers and employees as essential early on in the pandemic,” said New England-based cannabis brand and business consultant Ben Mervis.
Washington state is already at the 70% mark but is still choosing to incentivize its citizens.
Governor Jay Inslee has said reaching that mark will eliminate most remaining coronavirus-driven restrictions across the state.
The state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board said this week that it would allow state-licensed cannabis retailers to “provide one joint to adult consumers who receive COVID-19 vaccination at an in-store vaccination clinic.”
The board said it received multiple requests from cannabis retail licensees to help promote the state vaccination efforts. The approval for what the board called “Joints for Jabs”, is effective immediately and will expire July 12.
According to the board, customers can only claim the complimentary joint from the retail location during the same visit as receiving the vaccine.
Unbelievable. Joints for Jabs. 🤦🏼♀️ https://t.co/Rw7sQXxTvn
— Dr. Kelli Ward 🇺🇸 (@kelliwardaz) June 8, 2021
In an unprecedented effort to eradicate the virus, Americans have been offered a plethora of incentives that contradict “health” or promise of financial gain, even in amounts as small as $5.
The Tatum Report is still awaiting incentives that are in direct relation to bettering one’s health in “normal” ways, such as proper diet (not burgers and donuts), hydration (not beer), and meeting the body’s needs in a natural, preventative way.
Last week, Inslee unveiled the “Shot of a Lifetime” campaign to promote vaccination in the state. The Washington State Lottery will conduct a weekly drawing for $250,000 for four consecutive weeks and a final drawing for $1 million.
The campaign also includes $1 million in incentives for students in the form of free tuition and other scholarships. The state Department of Health is distributing $500,000 in gift cards through its Care-A-Van mobile vaccination drive.
Biden also announced a multipronged plan to reach that marker for the country, including recruiting 1,000 Black-owned barbershops and salons to provide “Shots at the Shop” and promote vaccinations nationwide.
Other elements of the campaign include free childcare for parents who want to get vaccinated, keeping pharmacies open for 24 hours on Fridays, and partnering with mayors to see which city can grow its vaccination rate the fastest.
Whether it be sugary treats, alcoholic, retail discounts, potential lottery winnings, grocery store discounts (to name a few), Americans are provided many incentives to excite them about — and not to question — receiving the vaccine.
The Tatum Report respectfully requests that each reader conduct their own due diligence about the vaccine, its ingredients, and side effects before making a life-altering decision.