Cannabis Businesses are Essential

Cannabis Businesses are Essential

Apr 10, 2020

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Co-author, Pacific Coast Business Times, April 10, 2020

As a result of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home executive order, all but “essential” businesses have closed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Cannabis dispensaries are one of a few retail operations deemed essential, along with pharmacies and grocery stores. And it’s not just dispensaries that have been deemed essential — all cannabis businesses (farmers, manufacturers, testing labs and distributors) may continue to operate while complying with state and local regulations as well as adopting social distancing and anti-congregating measures.

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