A local cannabis dispensary offered free COVID-19 vaccinations to members of the community at a pop-up, drive-thru blitz west of downtown Phoenix Wednesday afternoon.
The pop-up drive, hosted by Arizona-based cannabis grower and retailer Nature’s Medicines near McDowell Road and Interstate 17, started around 3:30 p.m. with more than thirty cars already lined up down the block.
As the event began, volunteers directed traffic into the parking lot, where staff stood at three booths offering the first dose of the Moderna vaccine to anyone above the age of 18. The pop-up also accepted walk-ups for those who arrived on foot or by public transit. Staff then asked people to either park their car at the end of the lot or sit under a canopy for about fifteen minutes to monitor for adverse reactions.