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The Green Solution, Wana Brands Partner to Offer Denver, Colorado-Area Vaccination Clinics

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As the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread across the country, two cannabis giants in Colorado are partnering to offer accessible vaccination clinics at Denver-area dispensaries throughout the weekend, according to a report from Westword.

The Green Solution, a cannabis chain boasting a number of stores throughout the state, and Wana Brand edibles plan to hold four vaccination clinics at Green Solution storefronts in Aurora, Edgewater and Northglenn. They are partnering with the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment, with the first clinic planned for Saturday, August 7 in Edgewater, the final event Monday, August 9 in Northglenn, with two clinics in between held at Aurora’s Green Solution stores.

The Green Solution previously partnered with Wana and their Summer of Quick Tour to promote their new line of fast-acting edibles through the summer, but due to the recent spread of the coronavirus Delta variant throughout Colorado, they decided to add vaccinations to their lineup.

Wana will continue their lineup of Happy Hour events at dispensaries around the state through the month following this weekend, with stops planned in Boulder, Fort Collins, and more. Wana Quick products are their first to offer a Delta-9 “smoker’s high” experience, alongside its five-to-15-minute onset.

More than 95 percent of new cases in Colorado are believed to be among the Delta variant, and Governor Jared Polis warned Coloradans earlier this week that the COVID-19 situation in the state will likely escalate over time.

“We expect it to get worse before it gets better,” Polis said during a news conference.

Nancy Whiteman, CEO of Wana Brands, echoed Polis’ sentiment in the brand’s official announcement surrounding the vaccination clinics, “With the resurgence of the Delta variant, it’s more important than ever to provide access to the COVID-19 vaccine. The Summer of Quick Tour events support efforts by CDPHE to provide easy and quick access to vaccines, and we hope that this can allow even more Coloradans to get vaccinated as we work together to defeat this virus.”

The Green Solution CEO Steve Lopez echoes that same message, saying that the Colorado community has been an “incredible source of inspiration throughout the pandemic,” referencing the Green Solution’s essential workers and the work of Colorado’s healthcare professionals.

“We’re proud to work with Wana Brands and CDPHE to create these vaccination sites at TGS dispensaries around Denver, which will offer an opportunity to help move the state further along in our recovery from this difficult time. Our hope is that those who have yet to get the vaccine will take advantage of TGS creating easier access to this life-saving vaccine.”

Polis announced at the beginning of July that more than 70 percent of Colorado residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, placing the state in one of the highest vaccination rates in the country. However, the remaining, unvaccinated Coloradans still remain at risk for the Delta variant.

The partnership, the announcement states, “is part of the ongoing effort to raise the state’s vaccination rate even higher to protect against further outbreaks and deaths.”

Whiteman added, “We are using the launch of Wana Quick as a call to action to support issues important to the communities we serve, and we cannot think of a more important issue than reaching herd immunity against the coronavirus. We are grateful for the partnership of The Green Solution and the tireless public servants at Colorado’s health department, without whose help this effort would not be possible.”

Check out the full list of vaccination clinics, held through the Green Solution and Wana Brands partnership, and register here:

Saturday, Aug. 7 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The Green Solution, 6020 W. 20th Ave, Edgewater, CO 80214

Register to receive the vaccination at this clinic here.

Sunday, Aug. 8 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.

The Green Solution, 14301 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80011

Register to receive the vaccination at this clinic here.

Sunday, Aug. 8 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The Green Solution, 3179 S. Peoria Court, Aurora, CO 80014

Register to receive the vaccination at this clinic here.

Monday, Aug. 9 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.

The Green Solution, 470 Malley Dr., Northglenn, CO 80233

Register to receive the vaccination at this clinic here.

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