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Vista’s medicinal marijuana shops remain steady amid crisis – The Coast News Group

Christman, who opened in October 2019, and Jesse, who opened in December 2019, said they saw a surge the first week or two when San Diego County and other entities began issuing orders for social distancing, closing businesses and more. Medicinal marijuana dispensaries were classified as essential services by the state. Jesse and Mellano already …

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2 of Iowa’s 5 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Have Closed

The disclosure Monday by the Iowa Public Health Department said patients and caregivers still may purchase the cannabidiol products at Iowa’s three other licensed outlets, in Sioux City, Waterloo and in the Des Moines suburb of Windsor Heights. Providing patient access to medical cannabidiol products is important to the department, and we understand the difficulties …

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The Most Dispensaries Per Capita in the U.S.? – Marijuana Venture

Oregon, which legalized medical marijuana in 1998, has about 16.5 dispensaries per 100,000 residents, followed by the fast-growing new market in Oklahoma, at 15.6, and the newly revamped Montana industry, at 15.1. Among the most dispensary-friendly cities, Missoula, Montana leads the country with 36.2 retailers per 100,000 residents, followed by Medford, Oregon (34), Pueblo, Colorado …

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Officials: Okla. marijuana dispensaries can offer curbside pickup

Dispensaries are considered essential businesses, which are exempt from Gov. Kevin Stitt’s order that directs some businesses in counties with confirmed cases of people with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority said in a statement that state law doesn’t allow medical marijuana to be delivered, The Oklahoman reported …

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Medical marijuana study reveals a major flaw in using THC for pain relief

This is relevant because cannabis has demonstrated efficacy in neuropathic pain with low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentrations (< 5-10%), in contrast to potent cannabis (>15% THC), which is highly rewarded in the recreational realm. Thus, we hypothesize that the potency of medical cannabis that is advertised online is similar to the cannabis advertised for recreational purposes, …

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Utah Lawmakers Amend Medical Cannabis Laws To Grant Access To More Patients • High Times

More patients in Utah will have access to the state’s new medical marijuana program thanks to new changes to the law finalized on Wednesday. The state’s Department of Health announced that under legislation by the Utah legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, qualifying patients who do not have a medical cannabis …

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Medical marijuana dispensaries respond to coronavirus with ‘herb-side pickup’

Dispensaries are labeled an essential service under the same umbrella as health care and pharmacies, so business closures mandated made by local governments won’t affect operations, said Vinit Patel, regional dispensary operations manager for Curaleaf, which has nearly 30 locations across Florida. Adults and teens of Club Esteem, Inc. are set up outside the Lipscomb …

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NORML Urges Congress to Provide Small Business Relief to…

NORML Urges Congress to Provide Small Business Relief to State-Licensed Cannabis Companies Representatives with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) have to the health and welfare of the community during this time of crisis, it is critical that Congress authorizes the Small Business Association to similarly recognize their importance and allow the agency to …

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Mass. Gov. Closes Adult-Use Pot Shops During Virus Crisis – Law360

(March 23, 2020, 9:23 PM EDT) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s executive order to close all nonessential businesses in the state in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 would make an allowance for medical marijuana dispensaries, but not adult-use recreational sellers. sent a letter on Friday to governors of states that have legalized …

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