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Michigan dispensary offers free marijuana to those who received the COVID-19 vaccine

In this Aug. 21, 2019 photo, an industrial hemp plant is shown in Clayton Township, Mich. The...
In this Aug. 21, 2019 photo, an industrial hemp plant is shown in Clayton Township, Mich. The legalization of industrial hemp is spurring U.S. farmers into unfamiliar terrain, tempting them with profits amid turmoil in agriculture while proving to be a tricky endeavor in the early stages. Up for grabs is a lucrative market, one that could grow more than five-fold globally by 2025, driven by demand for cannabidiol. The compound does not cause a high like that of marijuana and is hyped as a health product to reduce anxiety, treat pain and promote sleep. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)(Paul Sancya | AP)
Updated: Jan. 29, 2021 at 5:58 AM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A Michigan marijuana dispensary launched the “Pot for Shots” program in an effort to encourage residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when eligible.

The Greenhouse of Walled Lake announced that as a way of saying “thank you” to those who were immunized against the coronavirus, free pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes will be handed out through Feb. 28 to Michigan residents who can prove they received the vaccine.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccination as we as a community battle this horrible pandemic,” Jerry Millen, owner of Greenhouse, wrote on Facebook.

The dispensary said hundreds of joints were given away on the first day of the program.

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Posted by Greenhouse Walled Lake on Saturday, January 23, 2021

Although recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan, the Greenhouse requires proof of the vaccine and a valid medical card for patients in order to receive the pre-rolled joint.

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