Marijuana consumers turn to delivery and curbside orders amidst coronavirus concerns

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As many Americans continue to sacrifice most of their normal lives to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, safe and legal access to cannabis remains essential according to lawmakers and consumers alike.
More than a dozen states have deemed legal marijuana dispensaries as “essential” operations that are allowed to conduct business throughout efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19, reports Forbes.
“The recognition by our government officials that cannabis is indeed not just here to stay, but an essential part of life for millions of Americans—particularly in the patient community—is a welcome move in the right direction,” NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri told Forbes. “It is also a move that could not have come at a better moment for those who still require access to maintain quality of life during these trying and troubled times.”
Much like other essential businesses such as grocery stores and banks, cannabis dispensaries are doing their part to slow the spread..

Marijuana customers flip to birth and curbside orders amidst coronavirus concerns

(Getty) As many Americans continue to sacrifice most of their normal lives to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, safe and legal access to cannabis remains essential according to lawmakers and consumers alike. More than a dozen states have deemed legal marijuana dispensaries as “essential” operations that are allowed to conduct business throughout efforts…

How to Get High Safely During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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In the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, government and health officials have issued mandates and guidelines to help slow the spread of the illness, from the shutdown of Broadway to shelter-in-place — and as a result, many people are struggling to maintain a semblance of normalcy. For some, cannabis consumption is central to daily rituals: According to a Gallup poll, 12% of American adults say they smoke marijuana and those who use cannabis medicinally — some 3.7 million Americans, according to data analytics firm New Frontier Data — rely on the plant for relief for a number of conditions.
While no longer synonymous with hazy sessions among friends, cannabis consumption is heavily rooted in community and sharing. However, in a period where social gathering is a health risk, how does one safely partake in one of the most group-oriented practices?
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Techniques on how to Get Excessive Safely All the way thru the Coronavirus Pandemic

Techniques on how to Get Excessive Safely All the way thru the Coronavirus Pandemic

  Click here to read the full article. In the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, government and health officials have issued mandates and guidelines to help slow the spread of the illness, from the shutdown of Broadway to shelter-in-place — and as a result, many people are struggling to maintain a semblance of normalcy. For some, cannabis consumption is central to daily…

On the Eve of a Lockdown, SF’s Legal Cannabis Industry Boomed

Urban Pharm photographed in San Francisco, Calif. Saturday, August 5, 2017.
You have milk, eggs, bread, butter, hand sanitizer (just enough), Easter candy (we’re not going anywhere) and paper towels (unless you live with me, in which case you realize that after five trips to the grocery store, you do not, in fact, have any paper towels, at all).
But do you have your recreational cannabis?
This was the question faced by literally millions of people in the Bay Area earlier this week, as denizens settled however anxiously into their own couches following a shelter-in-place order decreed by local officials.
Barry, who lives in San Francisco, realized he did not — and so became one of thousands of Californians spending Monday afternoon in line. It could have been worse. He could have been in Culver City, waiting for ammo. Instead, he sent InsideHook photos from the back of the line at Urbana, the Bernal Heights dispensary.
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Michigan Marijuana shops start curbside pick-up due to coronavirus concerns

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TROY, MICHIGAN – Lume Cannabis Co., the marijuana outlet which operates stores in Big Rapids, Evart and other locations throughout the state, on Wednesday announce it would start curbside pickup for customers.
In addition, the Big Rapids and Evart locations would be reduced in capacity to to three customers in the lobby and on the sales floor at all time. Furthermore, customers who place orders for delivery or place orders online for curbside pickup will receive a discount.
“As a company we are taking several specific and proactive steps to minimize exposure while still providing the top-notch level of customer service our patients and customers expect and deserve,” Lume President/COO Doug Hellyar stated in a press release. “We hope offering a 10% discount for delivery and for customers who place online pre-orders for express checkout or curbside pick-up will help our medical patients and recreational consumers continue to access Lume products during this challenging time.”
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After uproar within cannabis industry, dispensaries deemed essential services

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As San Franciscans continue to grapple with the magnitude of the “shelter in place” order issued simultaneously by six Bay Area counties on Monday, news that marijuana dispensaries and delivery services would not be considered an “essential” service by the city resulted in confusion and pushback.
The decision was initially met with shock and outrage by prominent cannabis industry figures and consumers alike. However, the classification was reversed in under 24 hours Tuesday.
In an email to anxious members of the industry sent Tuesday, as a joint effort between San Francisco’s Office of Cannabis and Department of Health, city officials acknowledged the request from the Mayor’s Office and the County Health Officer to shut down all cannabis businesses as a result of the “shelter in place” order.
“The situation is fluid,” the note conceded, “and we are working closely with city partners and healthcare professionals to craft a strategy that will allow for access to healthy and s..

Illinois units COVID-19 guidelines for gross sales of scientific marijuana

Illinois units COVID-19 guidelines for gross sales of scientific marijuana

COLLINSVILLE – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has announced guidance for cannabis dispensaries to continue business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Illinois Supply & Provisions at 1014 Eastport Plaza in Collinsville is a medical marijuana dispensary. To help reduce contact between people, dispensaries in Illinois will be allowed to sell medical cannabis to…

Illinois sets COVID-19 guidelines for sales of medical marijuana

COLLINSVILLE – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has announced guidance for cannabis dispensaries to continue business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Illinois Supply & Provisions at 1014 Eastport Plaza in Collinsville is a medical marijuana dispensary.
To help reduce contact between people, dispensaries in Illinois will be allowed to sell medical cannabis to medical cannabis patients and OAPP participants outside a limited access area until March 30, provided dispensaries follow certain guidelines.
The guidelines will permit the dispensary to sell medical cannabis on the dispensary’s property, or on a public walkway or curb adjacent to the dispensary.
Medical cannabis patients will be able to continue to use their designated caregiver to purchase medicine for them. However, dispensaries may not deliver medical cannabis to a patient or caregiver’s home.
The rules do not apply to adult use cannabis sales. Those sales must still take place inside the lim..

Medical marijuana bills challenge Bible Belt politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Facing a potentially historic vote on whether to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, Republican lawmaker John Schickel is conflicted.
A retired law enforcement officer, Schickel once steadfastly opposed medical cannabis, but his stance has softened. Now he says he’s approaching the question with an open mind.
“One side of me says that with all the drug abuse we have right now, why are we opening up another avenue of abuse?” the state senator said in an interview. “But the flip side of it is, if there are people who need medical attention and truly believe that it will help them, who are we to say they can’t have it?”
Schickel’s dilemma stands as yet another sign that views about marijuana are changing across the South, where efforts to legalize it have long been stymied by Bible Belt politics. While medical cannabis is legal now in 33 states, including Arkansas, Louisiana and Florida, other Southern states remain among the holdouts.
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Medical marijuana payments downside Bible Belt politics

Medical marijuana payments downside Bible Belt politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Facing a potentially historic vote on whether to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, Republican lawmaker John Schickel is conflicted. A retired law enforcement officer, Schickel once steadfastly opposed medical cannabis, but his stance has softened. Now he says he’s approaching the question with an open mind. “One side of me says…