COVID-19

March 24, 2020
Curaleaf Dispensaries To Remain Open Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Curaleaf Holdings has received an Essential Services Designation in key markets, which will allow the company to continue to meet the needs of its customers. The designation means that like pharmacies and grocery stores, Curaleaf dispensaries provide an essential service to communities and are authorized to remain open during the... more »

March 24, 2020
Cannabis Companies Manufacture Hand Sanitizer To Aid Communities

CannaCraft, a large-scale cannabis manufacturer, and Hollister Biosciences Inc., a vertically integrated cannabis company, have converted portions of their manufacturing space and production capacity to formulate and package individual bottles of hand sanitizer. The California-based companies will distribute the bottles to their local communities. A statewide "shelter at home" mandate has... more »

March 23, 2020
Cannabis Industry Impacted By Coronavirus Asks To Be Eligible For Emergency Loans

Five organizations representing the cannabis industry have joined together to urge U.S. House and Senate leadership to allow business relief for cannabis-related businesses. The Cannabis Trade Federation, Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce, Minority Cannabis Business Association, National Cannabis Industry Association and National Cannabis Roundtable are requesting that state-legal cannabis businesses... more »

March 23, 2020
Nevada Recreational, Medical Cannabis Sales Now Delivery Only

Licensed cannabis retail stores and medical dispensaries in Nevada have been ordered to shut down all public storefronts, per the Declaration of Emergency issued on March 20 by Governor Steve Sisolak. Legal cannabis sales will continue but will be available by delivery only. To address any increase in demand for... more »

March 19, 2020
NORML Applauds Designation Of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries As “Essential Services”

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is issuing the following statements regarding the continued operation of medical cannabis dispensaries during the COVID crisis. “NORML commends the decision of various state governments and local jurisdictions during this pandemic to designate medical cannabis facilities as ‘essential’ to the community.... more »

March 19, 2020
South Carolina Launches Online Hemp Farming Application Portal

As the response to the COVID-19 outbreak unfolds, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) has made some modifications to the hemp farming permit application process to allow farmers to navigate the process more easily. The deadline to apply for a hemp farming permit is still March 31, 2020, at... more »
Nevada cannabis laws

March 18, 2020
Cannabis Sales Increase Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Some cannabis retailers and provisioning centers are seeing an increase in sales as the coronavirus (COVID-19) causes temporary shutdowns in cities across the U.S. The long term impacts on the cannabis industry are yet to be determined as retailers try to choose between ramping up sanitation and/or limiting in-store sales... more »
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March 18, 2020
Illinois Issues COVID-19 Guidance For Cannabis Dispensaries

New guidance from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation will allow cannabis dispensaries to continue business during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help reduce contact between individuals, dispensaries will be allowed to sell medical cannabis to medical cannabis patients and OAPP participants outside a limited access area until March 30,... more »

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