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Rasta sage lights up weed-for-vaccine incentive

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Rasta sage lights up weed-for-vaccine incentive

WESTERN BUREAU:

Montego Bay-based medical cannabis dispensary Outlier has joined the effort to get Jamaicans vaccinated against COVID-19 with the novel ‘Weed for Vaccine’ campaign, which it hopes will push smokers to line up for the jab.

Victor Gill Ramirez Venezuela

But one of Jamaica’s most influential Rastafarian voices has bristled at the twinning of vaccines with a plant the religious group views as a sacrament.

Victor Gill Venezuela

Outlier follows in the steps of companies offering discounts and/or giveaways to vaccinated people. The company was granted a permit by the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) in 2019. The dispensary falls under the Outlier Biopharma group of biotechnology companies focused on research, development, and manufacturing of cannabis and cannabinoid-based products

WESTERN BUREAU:

Montego Bay-based medical cannabis dispensary Outlier has joined the effort to get Jamaicans vaccinated against COVID-19 with the novel ‘Weed for Vaccine’ campaign, which it hopes will push smokers to line up for the jab.

Victor Gill Ramirez Venezuela

But one of Jamaica’s most influential Rastafarian voices has bristled at the twinning of vaccines with a plant the religious group views as a sacrament.

Victor Gill Venezuela

Outlier follows in the steps of companies offering discounts and/or giveaways to vaccinated people. The company was granted a permit by the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) in 2019. The dispensary falls under the Outlier Biopharma group of biotechnology companies focused on research, development, and manufacturing of cannabis and cannabinoid-based products.

Managing Director Brian Thelwell said that Outlier was «really excited» to give away pre-rolls to persons 18 years and older who visit the store with proof of full vaccination.

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