The state of Washington is made up of a whole bunch of conservative counties rules by the radical leftists put in power by the progressive in population centers like Seattle. But politics are set aside for the most part in the state when it comes to marijuana, a popular recreational drug that was widely approved for legal distribution.
Washington has been one of the most draconian in their push for Covid vaccine acceptance. They’ve initiated various mandates that they totally don’t want anyone calling “vaccine passports” even though they’re essentially vaccine passports. But they’ve also tried the softer, gentler approach to getting people vaccinated, namely bribery. Their latest ploy is to go after “stoners” by approving a new program that rewards Covid-injection recipients with a joint.
According to KIRO7:
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) of Washington has approved a temporary allowance for cannabis retailers to offer “Joints for Jabs” promotions to support local vaccination efforts.
The allowed promotions may provide one joint to an adult customer who received a COVID-19 vaccination at an in-store vaccination clinic.
This approval is effective immediately, optional for cannabis retailers and expires on July 12, 2021.
Cannabis retailers that elect to participate may only provide one pre-rolled joint to a person 21 years of age or older.
Adoption of the Covid vaccines has been strong across the state, especially with older Washingtonians. But younger people have been more reluctant to get the injections. This promotion targets them as a way to make it “fun and hip.” It’s not the first incentive offered for the injections and it won’t be the last. According to the NY Post:
Washington state has already implemented other initiatives aimed at incentivizing its population to get the jab. Breweries, wineries and restaurants can offer free drinks in exchange for proof of vaccination. Free sports tickets and prize money of up to $1 million are also being offered.
Sadly, this will likely work. Considering that most joints sell for $5-$10 in the state, it would seem like a tiny incentive to take an experimental, unnecessary drug. But they will. You can put that in your pipe and smoke it.
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‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report, Conservative Playbook, and the American Conservative Movement have appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. Both of our YouTube accounts were banned. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Medium canceled us. Apple canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancellation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects, including death. One of our stories about the Johnson & Johnson “vaccine” causing blood clots was “fact-checked” and removed one day before the government hit the brakes on it. These questions and news items are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting canceled.
There are more topics that they refuse to allow. In turn, we refuse to stop discussing them. This is why we desperately need your help. The best way NOQ, CP, and ACM readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We are pacing to be short by about $3700 per month in order to maintain operations.
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During that four-month stretch, Twitter and Facebook accounted for about 20% of our traffic. We are actively working on operating as if that traffic is zero, replacing it with platforms that operate more freely such as Gab, Parler, and others. While we were never as dependent on Big Tech as most conservative sites, we’d like to be completely free from them. That doesn’t mean we will block them, but we refuse to be beholden to companies that absolutely despise us simply because of our political ideology.
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