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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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Sen. Paul Announces He Is Making ‘Criminal Referral’ To DOJ For Fauci ‘Lying To Congress’

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During an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Tuesday night, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he would be referring Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation over Fauci allegedly lying to Congress.

“You kicked off your questioning of Dr. Fauci emphasizing federal law makes lying to Congress a felony punishable by up to five years in prison,” Hannity said. “Is it your belief based on the evidence, senator, that he lied before Congress and broke the law?”

“Yes, and I will be sending a letter to the Department of Justice asking for a criminal referral because he has lied to Congress,” Paul answered.


Paul’s announcement comes after he had a heated exchange with Fauci during a Senate hearing on Tuesday when Paul suggested Fauci lied about whether the National Institutes of Health-funded gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

“On your last trip to our committee on May 11, you stated that the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Paul said to Fauci. He then referenced a paper by Dr. Shi Zhengli of the Wuhan Virology Lab, which claimed the NIH did fund her research into SARS-related coronaviruses and asked Fauci if he would like to retract his previous statements.

“Senator Paul, I have never lied before the Congress, and I do not retract that statement,” Fauci responded. “This paper that you are referring was judged by qualified staff up and down the chain as not being gain-of-function.”

Paul interjected, “You take an animal virus and you increase transmissibility to human, you’re saying that is not gain of function?”

“That is correct,” Fauci angrily replied. “Senator Paul, you do not know what you are talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially. You do not know what you are talking about!”

 

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MSNBC Host Blames Trump, Cable News for COVID Deaths, Compares Unvaccinated to Cult Mass Suicides

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MSNBC’s leftist commentator Mika Brzezinski may have forgotten her beloved Joe Biden now holds the office of President of the United States, and has since January. She is vehemently blaming former President Trump for the current coronavirus situation.

People are dying because of Donald Trump and his “evil allies on cable news” , says Brzezinski. While co-hosting Monday morning’s Morning Joe Brzezinski reacted to a statement Trump released Sunday saying the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is “not doing well at all.”

“He’s way behind schedule and people are refusing to take the Vaccine because they don’t trust his Administration, they don’t trust the Election results, and they certainly don’t trust the Fake News, which is refusing to tell the Truth” Trump’s statement added.

Deflecting and defending, Brzezinski goes on an insane tirade saying Trump is “twisting it again.” “Let’s just look at the facts, look at the hospital records, look at the people who are still dying. The U.S. surgeon general says 99 percent of those people who are dying don’t have vaccines. They all could be preventable deaths, and all of the heartbreaking stories of the husbands or wives being put on ventilators and dying and in the last moments, their last breaths of life, they regret that they listened to politicians or cable news hosts, who followed their dangerous, demented advice instead of listening to their doctor.”

First of all, there is no more unethical thing for a so-called news organization or host to do than to tell viewers their loved ones’ deaths were “preventable.” Brzezinski just insulted those for not “listening to their doctor” yet calls the deaths preventable despite knowing anything about the details or patient health history. That, dear Brzezinski, is not listening to “the science.”

Second, she proved Trump’s point. Trump said not enough people are vaccinated because of Biden’s slow rollout and inability to comfort the American people on its safety and efficacy. He is not telling people not to get vaccinated as Brzezinski insinuates.

Brzezinski claims citizens are listening to “demented advice” from politicians and cable news hosts, while she, a cable news host, gives the most demented analysis of all, comparing Trump supporters to the mass suicides of cults.

“We’ve been saying that those people following Donald Trump off a cliff were living as if it was like a cult. Let’s be clear about this. This is not cult-like behavior, this is not like a cult- this is now how people behave when they are in a cult” said Brzezinski. Despite saying the word “cult” over and over, it’s impossible to understand what she is actually trying to say.

The host continued to rant, “If you want to know why, it’s because they are, in fact, living in a cult, that’s the definition of one and it’s killing them. Whether you’re talking about David Koresh and Waco or the Jonestown mass suicides or Donald Trump’s lies about COVID, people died and people are dying, and they are dying because Donald Trump and his evil allies on cable news and social media and on Capitol Hill.”

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