Winnipeg weed company offers high incentives for vaccinated Manitobans

Vaccinated Manitobans could win a year's supply of cannabis from a local retailer as an incentive. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

In a further effort to get Manitobans vaccinated, a local cannabis supplier is offering a unique incentive for those who have received both shots.

Winnipeg-based Delta 9 is offering a number of prizes if you show them your immunization card digitally or physically — including a year’s supply of weed.

Prize draws for vaccinated customers will include 20 free joints handed out each month at every Delta 9 store in Manitoba, branded apparel and the grand prize of free cannabis for one year.

Contest winners will be announced on July 31, Aug. 31 and Sept. 30.

The Province of Manitoba is offering a slightly different incentive for vaccinated residents.

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The government announced the launch of its own lottery earlier this month, with almost $2 million in cash and scholarship prizes.

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“Vaccination is the fastest way to overcome COVID-19 and safely restore our services and activities,” said Premier Brian Pallister when the lottery was announced.

“Urgency is important. We need Manitobans to get vaccinated to protect each other and protect our health-care system. The sooner we get vaccinated, the sooner we can get our lives back.”

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