Two cannabis businesses in Southeast Michigan are offere a pre-rolled joint for anyone 21 or over who donates blood, which is in short supply in Michigan and elsewhere in the country.
The "Pot for Plasma" program runs from next Tuesday until Feb. 27.
Greenhouse of Walled Lake and UBaked Cannabis Edibles of Burton in Genesee County make the offer to anyone bringing proof of a blood donation. "A sticker, a band aid on your arm, etc. is all that recipients will need," a press release says. "There is no purchase necessary."
The Red Cross says it's facing the worst blood shortage nationally in more than 10 years.
“Our state and our country continues to be in crisis, and we are asking people to go out an donate their blood or plasma at a convenient site," says Jerry Millen, owner of the Walled Lake shop. "Their generous donations may allow someone to have a surgery or even save their life. “Pot For Plasma" is our way of rewarding our old customers and new customers for giving back to the community."
► Make a Red Cross appointment to give blood