The Denver Post’s Tiney Ricciardi reports:
Election Day is Nov. 2, and while you should vote to have a say in your local democracy, it never hurts to have an incentive.
Native Roots Cannabis Co. is offering 1-cent joints to any customer who comes in with an “I Voted” sticker. The deal, which runs through Election Day, is good at any of the company’s 20 dispensaries in Colorado; no additional purchase is necessary. There’s a limit of one joint per customer.
The “buds for ballots” giveaway at Native Roots dispensary locations across the state (note stores in buzzkill Colorado Springs are medical marijuana patients only):
The dispensary of course isn’t asking questions about how you may have voted, but if they happen to draw out voters with a lower propensity toward voting for, let’s say, marijuana tax increases, that’s a side effect we suspect they can live with. As readers know, turnout for this year’s off-year elections is shaping up to be quite poor, so every vote including stoner votes have the potential to count for considerably more than average.
And for a selection of guides to help even the loaded voter do their civic duty intelligently, click here.