Seriously? Teachers have to wait again: California medical marijuana retail workers top teachers on vaccine priority list

Seriously? This is NOT a joke…..”Cannabis delivery drivers before school bus drivers and teachers? Makes no sense to me,” Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner tweeted after news of the update came out.”

California medical marijuana retail workers top teachers on vaccine priority list

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California medical marijuana retail workers top teachers on vaccine priority list

California has updated its coronavirus vaccine guidelines, placing medical marijuana workers before some teachers, bus drivers, and food and agricultural workers.

As The Orange County Register reported, the decision has generated polarized reactions from educators and those in the medical marijuana industry, with some in the latter group pointing to marijuana’s use for medicinal purposes.

Educators, however, have criticized the decision, the newspaper noted.

“Cannabis delivery drivers before school bus drivers and teachers? Makes no sense to me,” Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner tweeted after news of the update came out.

“Cannabis industry employees are included in Phase 1a for medicinal cannabis and Phase 1b Food and Agriculture for growing, production, storage, transport and distribution. Medical cannabis workers should be accommodated as necessary in Phase 1b, Tier 1, by nature of their designations in eligible essential workforce classifications,” the updated guidelines read.

The Register noted that some counties have opted not to follow the state’s new guidelines.

Jessica Good, a spokesperson for the Orange County Health Care Agency, said the office is not currently vaccinating medical marijuana retail workers at its distribution sites.