Amid the coronavirus quarantine, New York deemed their liquor stores “essential.” California does the same with their marijuana dispensaries.
California government officials announced restrictions on public life along with New York and other states, to halt the spread of the novel virus. In Los Angeles County, its referred to as the “safer-at-home” emergency order, and has closed certain business and limited the services of others.
However, for folks wondering if cannabis dispensaries are included in any business closures; that answer is no, as it’s considered an essential healthcare/ancillary healthcare service — so long as they have a medicinal license.
Additionally, the order issued in LA County states that the order does not apply to healthcare organizations including “cannabis dispensaries with a medicinal cannabis license.”
Furthermore, there’s already been a spike business for dispensaries and delivery partners. Quartz reports, “San Francisco-based delivery platform Eaze reported more than double the number of first-time orders on Wednesday (Mar 18) compared to the same day in 2019.”
In addition sales have skyrocketed in Nevada, Washington and Colorado as well.