Why the hell do we have to live in Texas when cool stuff like this is going on all over the place? Or perhaps a better question is, when are we going to get on board with the rest of the world?

If you thought it was cool to get a free donut every day for a year from Krispy Kreme just because you are vaccinated, then get this: State officials in Washington announced Monday that licensed marijuana stores can offer free joints to encourage people to go out and get their COVID-19 vaccine. The program is called "Joints for Jabs." Very catchy.

It's not much different from the restaurants, breweries and wineries that have been handing out free drinks in exchange for proof of vaccination. It's also a pretty great way to get people to stop being lazy and go out to get that shot.

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I don't think it's always a matter of whether or not someone thinks the shot is a good idea. I think there are lots of busy people out there that just haven't had a chance to get one, or perhaps haven't put it at the forefront of their minds. Maybe they think they won't get sick, or if they do, it won't be that bad.

I always try to remind people of my friend Andrew Capen, who had a double lung transplant in his 30s after the novel coronavirus nearly took his life. If you were to contract it, it's likely that you would be okay, but the off-chance is a chance you don't really want to take.

Great idea, Washington. Thanks for helping promote a healthier world by giving away freebies to people that are on the fence about the shot. Anything helps, and it's too bad we can't give away weed in Texas. There are far too many people here that still don't seem to understand the severity of the disease and the lives at risk by not taking it seriously.

Smoke 'em if you got 'em!

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