To help better understand the guide lines for vaccine eligibility of cannabis workers. The guidelines state:
Technical notes: Due to overlapping definitions in the Health Care and Public Health and Food and Agriculture Essential Workforce definitions, the following clarifications are necessary:
#7. Cannabis industry employees are included in Phase 1a for medicinal cannabis and Phase 1b Food and Agriculture for growing, production, storage, transport and distribution. Medical cannabis workers should be accommodated as necessary in Phase 1b, Tier 1, by nature of their designations in eligible essential workforce classifications.
What does this mean?
All Cannabis employees are included in Phase 1A for vaccinations; however, some areas such as Long Beach have moved on to Phase 1B. Should you be in such an area it does not mean you have missed your chance at getting a vaccination. Cannabis workers are to be accommodated in Phase 1B Tier 1. The County of Los Angeles, for example, is vaccinating both 1A and 1B groups.UCBA is actively working to provide links to various counties on where to get vaccination appoints. LA County as fo this morning has available vaccine appointments starting as early as Saturday 2/6/21. Click on the link below to find out where you can get vaccinated in your county.
UCBA has successfully advocated for Cannabis workers to be prioritized in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. We wish to thank Governor Newsom for his continued commitment in support of Essential Cannabis Workers. For a copy of UCBA’s letter requesting the prioritization and copy of the COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Guidelines see below.