In Long Beach, get a free marijuana joint with your COVID vaccine

The first 150 Long Beach residents 21 and older who get COVID vaccinations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave., will receive tokens they can exchange for a free marijuana joint. (Google Street View)

By City New Service, Press-Telegram

A community coalition in Long Beach is using the promise of a free marijuana joint to encourage folks to get the coronavirus vaccine as case numbers in Los Angeles County surge upward.

“Joints for Jabs LBC” is the product of partnership between the Healthy Long Beach campaign and the Long Beach Collective Association, which represents dozens of cannabis businesses in the city.

The groups plan to lawfully distribute tokens that are redeemable for one free pre-rolled joint on Saturday, July 24, to the first 150 Long Beach residents who are at least 21 years olf get vaccinated at the one-day pop-up clinic at Houghton Park.

“We all want to have a safe summer and enjoy one another’s company,” said James Suazo, executive director of local community organization Long Beach Forward, “even as the pandemic continues on and recreation opens up.

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