Dispensaries in California are open during coronavirus crisis. Some want them closed
The Governor Gavin Newsom administration has claimed that the safety advantages that dispensaries in California get by having the plant accessible overweight the dangers of assigning California’s weed business as necessary of compliance with the state’s COVID-19 residence policy.
Opponents argue that it makes little sense for customers to meet in drug shops and raise the risk of illness, so they will purchase goods consumed at a time where the virus affects immune systems.
Many Jurisdictions have prohibited the selling of cannabis to people seeking medicinal purposes or for consumption at periods where communities are advised to stay and to separate themselves socially.
But Newsom removed the government’s public health officer from being “key vital infrastructure staff” in its March 19th order shutting down most companies and forcing people to stay home.
Total compliance expected
The health official released a list of critical workers, as well as in foodstuffs, the welfare office, power plants, hospitals, pharmacies, and drug stores, in compliance with an order of Newsom. The list of workers is open.
In the 2016 referendum, Proposition 64, the legalization of California selling of cannabis, led by Newsom. Newsom was the key sponsor. He suggested the same point as Lieutenant Governor four years ago in favor of the State Medicine Officer’s decision to keep dispensaries open.
“Particularly for California locals who depend as their medication on hemp is access to legal, controlled and healthy cannabis,” said Nicole Elliott, Governor of the Government’s Senior Cannabis Advisor.
The Opposition against opening dispensaries in California during the pandemic
Opponents to Proposition 64, including Kevin Sabet, president of the Smart Drug Solutions group, said that the use of cannabis presents safety danger, while tablets and other weed drugs are readily safe for patients in pharmacy.
“The option of FDA drugs based on cannabis in dispensaries means that there is no more excuse to make pot shops ‘important’ than to have the right to tobacco shops,” Sabet said.
California’s medical marijuana industry which has failed to cope with the Underground market is free to decide the state to encourage shops to remain open. Licensed growers and sellers complain about high taxes, stringent laws and the reluctance of most towns in the state to allow marijuana shops have damaged their lives.
Serving the needs of those who needed treatment
The urgency of customers involves “people with serious medical conditions like pain, and individuals who simply have to relax in periods of great anxiety,” says Roy Bingham, the company’s co-founder, and CEO.
Chipman claimed that he thinks that the state’s selection of cannabis as a major sector can be due to Capital state political clout, adding that Newsom is interested personally in seeing the recreational market flourish as he leads the Proposition 64 campaign.
The last call, safety is still more important
“Weed-related blindings and their impact on public health and safety have been witnessed by Gavin Newsom for years,” said Chipman.
Yet some of the GOP leaders, such as the Republican Assembly leader Marie Waldron of Escondido, have agreed that cannabis shops should continue to operate despite the pandemic.
“I support the efforts of the state to contain the spread of COVID-19 to date,” Waldron said, “But, as long as that does not interfere with virus mitigation and that employees and customers must remain accessible as much as they can.”