More New Yorkers will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as Governor Andrew Cuomo widened the scope to include everyone from 65 years and older. While this has resulted in some organizational obstacles, officials hope they will be ironed out quickly. Unfortunately there have already been delays in distributing the vaccine, largely because of state and local feuding, Cuomo’s $1m fine for failure to adhere to distribution regulations and other poor decision-making.
And, for those who are getting the vaccine in New York, there could be an extra stimulus to be had….a free bag of weed. The endeavor – dubbed Joints for Jabs – is being offered though a combined effort of local growers and the DCMJ. According to DC Marijuana Justice co-founder Nikolas Schiller, the idea behind this is as a way of “safely celebrat[ing] the end of the pandemic…nothing brings people together like cannabis.”