Colorado cannabis dispensaries can stay open under stay-at-home order

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(This story has been updated to include a link to the stay-at-home order.)

“Marijuana dispensaries” are among the “critical” businesses in Colorado that are permitted to stay open under a stay-at-home order issued Wednesday by the governor.

The order, an effort to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, takes effect Thursday morning and expires April 11.

Gov. Jared Polis’ order did not address whether recreational cannabis stores remain open, according to the Denver Post.

However, a source told Marijuana Business Daily that adult-use cannabis retailers can continue operating if they provide curbside service and medical MJ dispensaries must maintain a 6-foot social distance between employees.

Colorado joins several other states with such stay-at-home orders.

Most of the states allow medical marijuana operations to remain open, but not all of them allow adult-use businesses to keep selling their products.

Earlier this week, Denver’s mayor initially ordered liquor stores and adult-use marijuana shops to close during the pandemic but quickly reversed the order after lines formed around those businesses.

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