Originally reported in the Boston Globe MJ Biz have picked up the story and report that, “In what could be a warning to medical cannabis business owners throughout Massachusetts, state regulators are looking into complaints that a large MMJ company was not following social-distancing guidelines and other measures to lessen the spread of the coronavirus after two employees were diagnosed with COVID-19.
One person who tested positive worked at a large cultivation and processing facility owned by the New England Treatment Access in Franklin, Massachusetts, and the other worked at a NETA-owned medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton, Massachusetts, according to The Boston Globe.
The Franklin facility, where more than 400 work, grows strains of marijuana that is turned into edibles and other products. None of the product was contaminated by the coronavirus, the company told the newspaper.Employees told the newspaper that the social distancing guidelines are either only enforced on occasion or they are not practical.
NETA officials also said that a group of workers who had been in “close contact” with the infected dispensary worker are self-quarantining.
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