According to a mandate from the MCC, Medical Cannabis Commission, Maryland’s Medical marijuana industry personnel qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine. The directive states that marijuana industry staff are categorized under the 1A priority individuals that include registered, certified and licensed health caregivers.
Virginia’s Phase 1A entails priority groups such as;
- Firefighters, EMS and law enforcement
- Frontline healthcare workers and hospital staff
- All registered, certified and licensed health caregivers
- Correctional health care officers and staff
- Nursing home personnel and residents
Only Industry personnel with MCC active registrations are eligible; however, the mandate entails dispensary, processing, cultivation and testing laboratory workers.
MCC has launched several Bulletins focused at reducing exposure to caregivers, patients and employees. By 19th March, MCC had enacted the measures below;
- Legalize telehealth for renewal of written certification
- Prohibit high-risk transmission practices such as sniff jars and deli-style sales
- Legalize on-site delivery
- Prohibit requirement of a patient signature at the sale-point or fill a patient attestation form
- Postpone agent registration expiry dates until a month after termination of the state of emergency
Maryland considers the medical marijuana sector essential, and businesses were never closed during government-sanctioned closures related to the novel coronavirus.
Based on a DCist report, the DCMJ, D.C. Marijuana Justice, advocates group asserted on Tuesday that they would offer marijuana at vaccination spots within the city.
Adam Eidinger, the institution’s co-founder, hoped that the effort would bring more folks into vaccination centres in the Capital City.
During 2017, the activist group gave out over 10,000 joints during an event; however, Eidinger disclosed that those were rolled by hand and licked, which is a concern amid the pandemic. Rather than pre-rolled joints, DCMJ will hand out individual bags while cladding gloves and masks.
The group said that it’s also planning to give away seeds called’ Grasso’s Green’ after David Grosso, former D.C Councilman, who resigned from his position.