The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is causing controversy in California as worker priorities are established.
Workers such as teachers and school bus drivers have ended up lower on the vaccine list than many would have expected.
‘Medical marijuana workers — including delivery drivers and retail employees — are being pushed to near the front of the line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
‘Cannabis industry employees are included in Phase 1a for medicinal cannabis,’ reads a notice from the California Department of Public Health issued Saturday. Growers, producers and others involved in the distribution process will be included in Phase 1b — where food and agricultural workers are currently placed.