SPOKANE, Wash. — Apex Cannabis in Spokane is offering a discount for those who get vaccinated at their clinics on Thursday and Friday.
They will also offer 25 percent off their purchase to those will register in advance and 15 percent off to those who walk in.
They will offer the two-dose Pfizer vaccine and the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The vaccination clinic will start Friday, June 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic on Thursday ran from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Joints for Jabs on Thursday
Stacey Peterson is the owner of the Apex Cannabis hosting the clinic. She said she is excited for the opportunity.
"The number one reason in the vaccinations," Peterson said. "We really want to see this era conclude and for life to get back to normal number two is it's a huge opportunity for a cannabis retailer to partner with the medical community."
Peterson said she hopes it will change the way they are perceived.
"We want to be seen as professionals in the other industry and we are," she said. "And to see them be willing to collaborate with us and generate some good that's what its about."
This incentive comes after the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LBC) announced they will temporarily allow cannabis retailers to offer incentives for vaccinations on June 7.
However, there has been some confusion around the promotion.
Unlike breweries and bars that are running similar promotions, pot shops have to organize their own pop-up clinics and find qualified people to actually come administer the shots before anybody gets their free weed.
You only need to show proof of vaccination to get a free beer.
The state Liquor and Cannabis Board says customers are required to actually get the shot at the pot shop to discourage them from "…traveling from store to store to get a free joint."
A Liquor and Cannabis Board spokesperson added, "Our goal is vaccinations, not consumption."
The Joints for Jabs program will run until July 12, and anyone over the age of 21 is eligible to participate. The hope is that these types of incentives will get vaccinations high enough to reach Gov. Jay Inslee’s goal of 70 percent, and fully reopen the state by the end of June.
Apex Cannabis is located at 1325 North Division St, suite 104.