09/25/2015 06:20 EDT | Updated 09/26/2015 12:59 EDT

Vancouver Dispensary Contest Offers Snoop Dogg Tickets, Pot Samples For Voters

"As we step forward as a country, we need to make decisions."

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Snoop Dogg på Hovefestivalen 2012. Foto: Tom Øverlie,

A B.C. marijuana dispensary is encouraging people to vote in the upcoming federal election by offering a chance to win free samples of weed, and tickets to see rapper Snoop Dogg in concert.

Danny Kresnyak of the Eden Medicinal Society said the Vancouver-based campaign is non-partisan, and simply urges Canadians to exercise their voting rights on Oct. 19.

The upcoming Harvest Moon Cup cannabis competition — where Snoop Dogg is performing and hosting — is being used as initiative.

Dispensary members who can prove they voted will be entered into a draw to act as a competition judge — a position that comes with free samples of pot, and special passes to see the rapper's sold-out concert on Oct. 24.

Non-members will be entered to win a general admission pass to the same show.

Kresnyak said voters — including those who go to the advanced polls — can stop by any of Eden's locations in the city to enter the contest.

"We see this election as a point where someone has to take up the flag," he told The Huffington Post B.C. in a phone interview Friday. "We're standing on the precipice of a lot of major issues... and as we step forward as a country, we need to make decisions."

For information on voter registration in B.C., click here.

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