Apparently, Marijuana Stores Are Considered “Essential” In California

What about the cookie stores that are next door to them? Anyhow, one doctor is rather upset over this, as she writes to the LA Times

Letters to the Editor: Pot vaping was ruining lungs before COVID-19, and now cannabis is ‘essential’?

As an emergency physician, I believe treating marijuana shops as essential businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is shameful.

Has everyone forgotten about the vaping-related pneumonias that were killing young people before COVID-19 swept the world? The main association between fatalities and the acute respiratory failure we were seeing was the use of vaping products containing marijuana.

Curiously, the ground-glass appearance on radiologic studies now associated with COVID-19 was first seen in the vaping-related pneumonias. Additionally the “new and improved” legal marijuana seems to have a very different effect on people than the marijuana of the 1980 and ’90s.

At a time like this when healthcare providers are going to be swamped with victims of COVID-19, we want to be minimizing people’s risk for respiratory illness and avoiding the need for psychiatric beds for violent, impaired individuals.

I guess for some it’s essential, like beer, wine, and hard liquor is essential for others. It can certainly help people get through these times. And, personally, I don’t care if someone wants to get high. Again, I used to smoke it a lot, but, don’t anymore. I just don’t find it interesting.

But, that’s not really my point. The same state didn’t consider firearms stores as essential, you know, things that can actually help defend if society breaks down

(The Hill) The National Rifle Association (NRA) and other pro-gun groups filed a lawsuit against California on Friday after the state forced gun stores to close under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) shelter-in-place order amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Under Newsom’s order, these stores are considered nonessential. The complaint demands that gun shops in California be deemed essential and reopened.

Thankfully, society hasn’t broken down. We aren’t seeing a rise in crime, especially violent crime. What happens if this continues? No idea. Let’s not speculate. But, if it does, don’t you want protection? Especially when law enforcement is being sent out to arrest a guy on a paddleboard.

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35 Responses to “Apparently, Marijuana Stores Are Considered “Essential” In California”

  1. KlemDadidlehopper says:

    Gun stores closed as non essential. Pot stores booming. Gotta keep those druggies drugged up so they dont riot in the streets.

    China orders 200,000 body bags, yet their virus is under control and they WON!!

    China sends defective PPE and Test kits to American Allies while Trump does nothing.

    Trump is only interested in reelection as China sets up COLONIES in EAST AFRICA. I kid you not.

    China’s belt and road project is taking in EU nations and making them indebted to China.

    Most of the MSM is bought and paid for by China as they spend inordinate amounts of advertising money in papers and on Cable outlets to spread propaganda for China.

    And we are worrying about Pot shops remaining open.

    Joe Bide is probably owned by China too since his son took ungodly sums of money from China.

    Nancy Pelosi is half right in that Trump has fiddled. He failed to take into account there is a difference between nationalism and isolationism.

    China will be running the world in 3 years after this virus decimates the planet economically. They will be printing money, sending millions of workers to rebuild country after Country and America will be standing alone.

    but at least we will have a half built wall.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Over 30,000 Chinese die every day whether there’s a pandemic or not. That’s a million deaths per month. So caskets, urns and body bags are not a good measure of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

      Anyway, China will only be ruling the world if the US allows it. Trump is not helping.

      • KlemDadidlehopper says:

        You do realize how much you are covering for China by using Saul Alinsky methods right?

        RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”

        FROM SNOPES:

        How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky:
        There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state.
        The first is the most important.
        1) Healthcare — Control healthcare and you control the people
        2) Poverty — Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
        3) Debt — Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
        4) Gun Control — Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
        5) Welfare — Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).
        6) Education — Take control of what people read and listen to — take control of what children learn in school.
        7) Religion — Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.
        8) Class Warfare — Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

        Now, think Does any of this sound like what is happening to the United States?

        UH YEAH. Pretty much all of it!!

        Do not Trust SNOPES to debunk anything. They are lying lefties, probably owned by CHINA!

      • formwiz says:

        Boy, I’ll bet somebody at Troll Central had to scramble to come up with that one.

        Hate to tell you, but any odd increase in urns (they don’t casket and body bag there; no room) would be noticeable and it’s been noticed all over the world. Even Fake News has conceded it.

        Anyway, China will only be ruling the world if the US allows it. Trump is not helping.

        That’s right Trump isn’t helping. He’s in their way. That’s why you hate him.

    • John says:

      FEMA ORDERED 100000 body bags because a Trump has it under control

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Cigarettes and liquor are essential, too.

    DHS says agricultural workers are also essential. It’s ironic that undocumented agricultural workers are ‘essential’ but many of the people that want them gone are not.

    Non-essential Americans are trapped in their homes relying on food from essential undocumented agricultural workers.

    Any good Trumpista should refuse to eat any fruits or vegetables! Otherwise, hypocrite!

    • KlemDadidlehopper says:

      Why are you so obsessed with having people in this country illegally. I mean really I would like to understand the reasoning. Your party was vehemently opposed to this just a few short years ago and in fact obama kicked them out in record numbers.

      Now your side defends them. WHY?

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        We liberals are naïve humanists at heart. We consider undocumented residents as human beings, with hopes, dreams and fears, just like all of us. It has been liberals who have consistently wanted a comprehensive solution to our immigration issues. Amnesty for the deserving, deportation of the undeserving, guest worker program, border security…

        Would America be harmed by a guest worker program? Most undocumented residents have jobs and contribute to America and our economy. The US agriculture, construction, food preparation (abattoirs etc) and hospitality/leisure industries, rely on undocumented workers to varying extents.

        So the basis of your question is incorrect. Liberals are not obsessed with having people in America illegally, but rather want those that are here treated decently.

        Besides naïve humane reasons, it’s counterproductive and disruptive, if not impossible, to deport 20 million US residents.

        • formwiz says:

          We liberals are naïve humanists at heart. We consider undocumented residents as human beings, with hopes, dreams and fears, just like all of us. It has been liberals who have consistently wanted a comprehensive solution to our immigration issues. Amnesty for the deserving, deportation of the undeserving, guest worker program, border security…

          Hoarsefeathors. They’re votes for the Democrat machine. Slaves to work in rich Democrats’ homes.

      • John says:

        Actually Obama was more into kicking out those who had committed crimes
        Hmmm
        So you think Obama did a better job than Trump?
        Interesting!

    • formwiz says:

      Bull. Most illegals have headed for the non-agrarian parts of the country.

      How many acres of wheat do they grow in south central LA?

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The ER doc in the letter wrote: Curiously, the ground-glass appearance on radiologic studies now associated with COVID-19 was first seen in the vaping-related pneumonias.

    That’s at best, an exaggeration. The non-specific, ‘ground-glass’ opacity seen in lung x-rays has been known for as long as we’re had medical x-ray units. It is consistent with moderate inflammation in the lungs seen in pneumonias.

    They were trying to link the seriousness of vaping to seriousness of SARS-CoV-2 infections.

    • KlemDadidlehopper says:

      Why are you so obsessed with having people in this country illegally. I mean really I would like to understand the reasoning. Your party was vehemently opposed to this just a few short years ago and in fact obama kicked them out in record numbers.

      Now your side defends them. WHY?

    • KlemDadidlehopper says:

      Still no answer on why you support Criminals here illegally Elwood. Especially since probably 5-6 years ago you were railing against them being here and taking UNION jobs.

      Come on Elwood, defend yourself your Chinese talking points. WHY should this country allow millions of Illegals to flood our healthcare system.

      would that have anything to do with Saul Alinskys how to create a communist nation?

      China loves you Elwood. So explain rationally why its a good idea to have millions and millions of Illegals flooding our healthcare system in a time of crisis?

      Would that be straight from the Chinese playbook?

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Klem,

        We can tell you’ve become very angry.

        I was absolutely NOT railing against undocumented residents at any time.

        To what “Chinese talking points” are you referring? Can we take them one at a time?

        I have no way of knowing if China loves me. How flattering!

        What do you mean that “millions and millions of Illegals (are) flooding our healthcare system”?

    • formwiz says:

      Of course, he’s an expert radiologist, along with being an expert in the Scientific Method.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Of course, Sibley (Rathole) Good can’t refute the truth… One doesn’t need to be an expert to tell the truth, silly boy.

        It’s the truth that “ground-glass opacity” WAS NOT first seen in vapers.

        Now, crawl back in your rathole.

  4. FunnyThat says:

    ZOOM. Owned by CHINA.

    Being used by corporations, governments and people all over the world. Its security is highly suspect.

    5G is being built in England and the EU by China and Huawei electronics which is a known spy ring for China.

    It is prety disconcerting that the world is being over run by China in ways 99 percent of the world does not even know about. I checked. China is indeed Colonizing Africa, Using the Belt and Road project in EU and the Eastern Block states.

    I would have to agree that there is a difference between nationalism and Isolationism. The last time this nation isolated itself WW2 started. This time around we are facing an insideous threat from China and its not a laughing matter from the things I have been able to ascertain.

    However Klem you might try to chill out just a bit. I think people are starting to see what’s going on. Let us hope it’s not too late.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      ZOOM was founded in 2011 in California by a Chinese entrepreneur, Eric Yuan. It’s a public company, so not owned by China. It employs about 2000.

      ZOOM DOES have security issues. Companies are advised not to share confidential information over ZOOM.

      • KlemDadidlehopper says:

        Once Again Elwood sucking China’s Dick.

        Dude. If what you just said is even remotely true then guess what. Everything you’ve ever bitched about Corporations is a lie.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Klem,

          You’re nucking futs. Start making sense.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Klem,

          What do you mean that “millions and millions of Illegals (are) flooding our healthcare system”?

        • Kye says:

          Klem, how’s the grand daughter doing? I hope she’s recovering.

          • KlemDadidlehopper says:

            Granddaughters is finally on the mend. After 4 weeks of having the virus. She never did have to go into the hospital but said it was the worst thing she has ever experienced.

            As for Elwood.

            You are just a waterboy for China, dude. Any China corporation is totally rotten to the core with CCP. If you think other wise your insane.

            Huwaei, Zoom, Google, Apple all cannot have anything to do with the Us Military because they are totally owned subsidiaries of the CCP central committee as per the US government and not ME! This was the case under Obama. Not Trump. China steals everything in site. CBS’s main reporter at the WH briefings was born in China even though she moved here at 2 years old. All her family is still in China.

            Google has told America to go fuk itself because they have allowed themselves to be totally infiltrated by Chinese agents. Apple refuses to give the encryption code to the FBI and then Demanded of the FBI how they broke their code to get into their phones forcing APPLE to once again change the encrypiton as per CHINA’s orders.

            APPLE pretends its for the safety of their customers when in fact all apple phones listen in to everything you do or say. Even turning the phones off does not turn them off.

            I find it totally within the bounds of being a China spokesperson that you would Hate American Corporations while carrying the water for any Chinese corporation or entity. We now understand why the democratic party was so desperately trying to blame Russia for everything so as to take the heat off of Themselves.

      • david7134 says:

        My son in law was the former head of Microsoft security and works security for a start up. We asked him about Zoom and he said it is fine with standard precautions. He used it for conferencing.

        • KlemDadidlehopper says:

          @David.

          I find that amazing that a microsoft security head would use ZOOM instead of Microsofts own platform.

          But if true just another example of how China has taken over the world that the once 800 lb gorilla on the block cant even get Americans to use their platform choosing instead to use a platform owned by China and riddled with security breaches.

  5. formwiz says:

    Love these little faux Socratic dialogs between Jeffery and one of his ROLCON sock puppets.

    So phony.

    He must stay up all night writing those things (probably the most work he’s done in his life), unless Troll Central provides them.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Sibley (Rathole) Good thinks it takes more than a moment to write a few thoughts. That’s probably why Rathole rarely has anything of substance to share.

  6. Joe says:

    Arresting paddle boarders? We’ll see how this works in my corner of the Peoples Republic of Kalifornistan. Just bought a new snowmobile and I’m going riding. Screw ’em.

  7. John says:

    Teach now days that he used to smoke pot “a lot”
    You were a stoner ?
    A druggie ?
    I denounce you !!!

  8. formwiz says:

    Did you remember tgst we have national elections every 2 years in the USA

    nope, every 4 years.

    Jeffery, you really make an idiot of yourself writing such dreck.

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