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What’s your opinion on marijuana firms being granted ‘essential’ status?

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Will the “essential business” status most states gave to MMJ firms amid the coronavirus pandemic make it easier for the industry to win additional regulatory relief during the economic fallout caused by COVID-19?
Will the “essential business” status most states gave to MMJ firms amid the coronavirus pandemic make it easier for the industry to win additional regulatory relief during the economic fallout caused by COVID-19?
Will the “essential business” status most states gave to MMJ firms amid the coronavirus pandemic make it easier for the industry to win additional regulatory relief during the economic fallout caused by COVID-19?

Marijuana Business Daily would like your opinion on how the COVID-19 crisis might affect future cannabis industry regulatory policies.

Cannabis companies hope to use their newly granted status as “essential” businesses to secure a range of reforms, including access to traditional banking services and permanent approval of curbside pickup and home delivery.

Marijuana industry executives also hope to accelerate legalization efforts, given that many states are increasingly strapped financially because of economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

For more of Marijuana Business Daily’s ongoing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the cannabis industry, click here.

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2 comments on “What’s your opinion on marijuana firms being granted ‘essential’ status?
  1. Timothy Dexter on

    States see the tax revenue as essential, not the industry itself. Tax revenue has always been the largest catalyst for legalization passing, and it will be accelerated in the next 3-5 months.

    And it will be extremely surprising if the CARES Act passes – the bill is designed to fail, it’s nothing more than a solid campaign advertisement for November. I thought the K Street lobbyists our industry has retained would be more effective than this.

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  2. Heidi-Jeanne Johnson on

    I feel if liquor stores are deemed as essential businesses, cannabis shops, both medical & recreational, should be essential too! Pot is used as a medicine by many people. And it’s even recommend by Drs to their patients. Including my primary care Dr I’ve been seeing for over 25 years now. I’m pretty sure that there’s any medical Drs who recommend a patient start drinking alcohol to help any medical condition or treet any disease they’ve been diagnosed with. But drinking alcohol has caused lots of people to be diagnosed with a number of illnesses, health issues and diseases that are usually the result of consuming large amounts and often over a long period of time too.
    That’s how I see it for the most part. Yes I use it for bad muscle pain and spinal pain from the 7 neck & back surgeries to fuse together levels in my lower back, and to place a lot of hardware that holds things in place. I suffer from MDD and insomnia too. Sometimes a bit of pot helps with those. Other times it doesn’t. But not having access to it causes me to suffer a lot more than when I was able to buy/use It! What’s fair about that? Nothing! And I’m only one of many who is suffering needlessly! Hopefully we’ll get some relief soon!

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