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Washington Marijuana Dispensaries Can Remain Open During Stay-At-Home Order

Cannabis dispensaries in Washington will be allowed to remain open during the closure of nonessential businesses ordered by Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday. The Democratic governor issued the stay-at-home order in an attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.  Inslee’s order went into effect for residents immediately on Monday afternoon and will …

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Sources Say Cannabis Sales in US Have Spiked During COVID-19 Pandemic

Millions of Americans are confined to their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that has apparently been good for the cannabis industry.  Headset, a cannabis market research company, has been monitoring how the outbreak has affected marijuana businesses around the world. On Tuesday, it reported that marijuana inventory levels had declined in most states …

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Cannabis and Coronavirus: When is Contract Performance “Impossible” and Excused?

Last week, Vince Sliwoski wrote a post titled “Cannabis and Coronavirus: What Your Business Should Do Right Now” offering some high-level thoughts on how to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on cannabis businesses. One of the topics included reviewing contracts, regarding which Vince said: Pull these out and dust them off, whether it’s a lease, loan …

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Ontario Dispensaries to Remain Open During Coronavirus-Related Business Shutdown

It seems marijuana stores in Canada’s capital province of Ontario will remain open for now in the wake of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic. A report in BNN Bloomberg, citing a pair of sources “directly familiar with the matter,” says that dispensaries will not fall under the category of “non-essential businesses” that are being shut down …

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Ontario Cannabis Businesses Tally 39 Names on Sunshine List for 2019

More than three-dozen Ontario government employees working in the cannabis space were named on the province’s annual Sunshine List, which tracks public-sector staffers that make more than $100,000 a year. The majority of those listed represent The Ontario Cannabis Store, accounting for 36 of the 39 people associated with the cannabis sector on the list, …

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Michigan Cannabis Businesses Deemed Essential During Coronavirus Closure

Michigan regulators announced on Monday that cannabis retailers would be considered essential businesses and allowed to remain open for businesses during closures ordered by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The governor ordered all nonessential businesses to close and advised residents to remain indoors in a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order issued on March 23 in …

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Massachusetts Closes Recreational Pot Shops Amid Outbreak

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker issued a stay-at-home order on Monday as more states ramp up their response to the coronavirus pandemic that continues to sweep the globe. Under the order from the Republican governor, nonessential businesses were directed to close by noon on Tuesday for two weeks and residents were asked to remain at home. …

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Denver Mayor: Cannabis Stores Can Remain Open

The city of Denver, Colorado is upping the ante on its recommendation that residents stay at home to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. At 5 p.m. (MST) Tuesday, March 23, Denver will elevate the city’s policy on social distancing to an executive order, effective through April 10 at the earliest.  The order will impact …

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California Cannabis Businesses Are “Essential” and Can Operate During the Coronavirus Shutdown

We were pushing hard for this. On March 21, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control sent the following email notifying cannabis licensees that they may continue operating despite the state’s lockdown order: On Thursday, March 19, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians …

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