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HOLY SMOKES: California medical marijuana workers higher than teachers on vaccine list

A classic case of liberal priorities…

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A classic case of liberal priorities…

California recently updated its coronavirus vaccine guidelines, placing medical marijuana workers higher up in priority than some teachers, bus drivers and food and agricultural workers. 

As reported by the Orange County Register, the decision drew backlash from educators, but celebration from those in the medical marijuana industry. 

“Cannabis delivery drivers before school bus drivers and teachers? Makes no sense to me,” Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner tweeted. 

“Cannabis industry employees are included in Phase 1a for medicinal cannabis and Phase 1b Food and Agriculture for growing, production, storage, transport and distribution,” the guidelines read. 

“Medical cannabis workers should be accommodated as necessary in Phase 1b, Tier 1, by nature of their designations in eligible essential workforce classifications.” 

Though the guidelines are through the California Department of Health, some counties in the Golden State have opted not to follow them. 

Jessica Good, a spokesperson for Orange County Health Care Agency, said the office is not currently vaccinating medical marijuana retail workers at its distribution sites, The Hill reportsSan Diego is also holding back.

United Cannabis Business Association President Jerred Kiloh argued that the 30,000 medical marijuana retail workers service about 300,000 patients and customers per day, therefore should be vaccinated. 

“We need to protect them as front-line workers, because that’s what they are,” he said. “It was a win for the cannabis industry to be put into the medical side of things.” 

Meanwhile, schools across the state remain closed, taking a toll on the mental health of students. 

Edison High School teacher Mike Walters said teachers are too essential to be skipped over by cannabis industry workers.

“Teachers should be prioritized ahead of the cannabis dispensaries,” said Walters. “We’re kind of on the front lines with these kids on a daily basis. I hope the quicker we get this vaccine to teachers then the quicker we can get all kids back in the classroom, instead of just a few of them.”

Though the CDC has previously stated that teachers do not need to be vaccinated in order for schools to safely reopen, teachers’ unions across the country are hesitant to return to in-person learning until vaccines are widely available for teachers. 

It is critical to reopen schools. Not only are students being robbed of an in-person education, they are missing out on critical emotional development and social interaction.

A CDC study found that across the country between April and October of 2020, the percentage of emergency room mental health visits increased by 24 percent for those between the ages of five and 11, and 31 percent for those between the ages of 12 and 17, Business Insider reports.

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Sonja Moreau

    February 16, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Their priorities are in the wrong place. That’s why Newsome is up for a recall election. He needs to be removed. Just like his relative Pelosi. They have no idea how to govern correctly.

  2. Really?

    February 17, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Seems Ca. is “bizarro” land. Selfishness, ignorance and audacity by those who rule.

  3. Hepster

    February 17, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Let’s take a pause here… maybe getting your dope delivered by a healthy person is better than having your child educated by a socialist leaning teacher

    • Diana Wagner

      February 17, 2021 at 4:41 pm

      You do have a point!

    • Don

      February 21, 2021 at 9:15 am

      Touche

      • C Knight

        March 27, 2021 at 1:46 pm

        Welcome to Gavin Newsom’s California!
        Brought to you courtesy of the low IQ Biden voting democrats! You own this!

  4. Carissa

    February 17, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    This shows more than Newsom’s inability to properly prioritize. Most fatally, it demonstrates his inability to reason. He is clearly unable to use existing information and circumstance to properly devise problem solving solutions. Ergo, he should be replaced. The sooner the better.

    • Don

      February 21, 2021 at 9:17 am

      I agree 100%

  5. John Wilch (TSGT, USAF Ret.)

    February 17, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    H-E-Double Hockey Stick, what do you figure from the Socialist State of Kalifornia. They want their bloody dope and a new generation of uneducated slaves.

  6. HJill

    February 17, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    Perhaps it is because the teachers unwillingness to teach real subjects (rather than indoctrinate) have depressed the kids so much that it is their only escape! The politicians (democrats) have legalized it so that they can have control….the rest of us are trying to get the hell out of here!

  7. Joshua

    February 21, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Well to be fair. The medical marijuana workers are working and the teachers are trying to stay home!! Just saying.

  8. Carmine

    March 1, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Pot inhibits your ability to reason and think clearly. That’s the “High”. Exactly the kind of population a totalitarian government needs.

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This California Town Declared Itself ‘Constitutional Republic’ in Defiance of COVID Vaccine Mandates

As a constitutional republic, leaders “pledge to fight mandates they say go too far” reports the San Francisco Gate.

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One California town is utilizing the U.S. Constitution and rejecting Governor Gavin Newsom’s mandate that requires schoolchildren to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Oroville, California has officially declared itself a “constitutional republic.” As a constitutional republic, leaders “pledge to fight mandates they say go too far” reports the San Francisco Gate.

Oroville’s Vice Mayor Scott Thomson is the father of two young boys and says the mandate for children was the straw that broke the camel’s back. “He believed the government had no right to tell him what to put into his, or his children’s bodies. Many of his constituents agreed when it came to pandemic mandates” writes the SF Gate.

Thomson felt he and his constituents were left with no choice, and so he declared Oroville a constitutional republic. The declaration passed by the City Council reads:

“Any executive orders issued by the State of California or by the United States federal government that are overreaching or clearly violate our constitutionally protected rights will not be enforced by the City of Oroville against its citizens”

Thomson has said that “the desire here is dialogue” rather than sweeping mandates. Oroville is a city of only 20,000 but is rapidly growing, as in recent years it has determined itself to be a sanctuary of place “otherwise exempt from some liberal ideal.”

Oroville is not the first California town to be rebelling. Two years ago, the town of Needles became a “sanctuary city” for the Second Amendment. The move was in defiance of California’s strict gun control laws.

Other towns such as Atwater and Coalinga declared themselves as a “sanctuary city for business” and a town where all businesses are essential, as a consequence of the state’s strict pandemic shutdown orders.

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Doocy Grills Biden On His Promise To ‘Shut Down The Virus’

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On Friday, President Biden was questioned about a recent op-ed written under his name in USA Today in which he laid out a plan to “beat [COVID-19] back.”

The op-ed said, “We are going to fight COVID-19 not with shutdowns or lockdowns – but with more widespread vaccinations, boosters, testing and more. We will beat it back with science and speed, not chaos and confusion – just as we did in the spring and again with the more powerful delta variant in the summer and fall.”

Reporters noted that the language appears to be a shift in the goalposts after Biden repeatedly promised to “shut down the virus” during his presidential campaign last year.

“So on COVID policy, it seems like the administration is starting to soften some of the language,” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy said. “There’s this new op-ed where you talk about COVID, ‘We are going to beat it back.’ Are you no longer going to ‘shut it down?’”

“We got to beat it back before we shut it down,” Biden responded. “Look, it’s going to take time worldwide. In order to beat COVID, we have to shut it down worldwide. In the United States of America. We’re doing everything that needs to be done to take care of the American people within our borders.”

 

As Fox News reported, “Biden routinely promised on the campaign trail that he would ‘shut down’ the virus if elected. Biden regularly asserted that it was former President Trump’s ‘ineptitude’ that ‘caused the country to have to shut down in large part,’ and assured voters that his administration would take care of the pandemic more efficiently.”

However, more than 350,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 since President Biden’s inauguration day – far more than the number under the Trump administration – and even Biden is warning that COVID-19 numbers are about to surge again.

“Experts say that COVID-19 cases will continue to rise in the weeks ahead this winter, and that we will see more omicron cases here in the United States in the days, weeks and months ahead,” Biden’s USA Today op-ed said. “I know that Americans are exhausted from COVID-19 and want to know when it will end, and the new variant is adding to that unease.”

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