A Vancouver marijuana dispensary is offering some unusual perks in an effort to get voters to cast a ballot for the Oct. 19 federal election — a chance to see American rapper Snoop Dogg perform, and a shot at winning free pot.
Danny Kresnyak said he’s spearheading Eden Medicinal Society’s get-out-the-vote campaign because he believes marijuana policy is a federal election issue.
“We’re going to have people hitting the street with hand bills; there’s going to be posters up,” said Kresnyak.
Eden Medicinal Society is offering two prizes as a voting incentive:
- Members who can prove they voted on election day can enter to win the chance to be a judge at a cannabis competition — a prize that comes with about 40 grams of competition-grade cannabis.
- Non-members who prove they voted are eligible to win a ticket to the event, which will include a performance by Snoop Dogg at the Harvest Moon Cup in Vancouver.
Eden has five dispensaries and almost 15,000 members.
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