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 Park Community Center on Monroe Street in South Melbourne, providing free breakfast and lunch meals for pick up with the help of Second Harvest Food Bank of Brevard and The Children’s Hunger Project.
  • Coach Roscoe Barber (not pictured), assistant coach for Fort Pierce Westwood High School football, works with high school and college players to do speed and agility training on the practice field of Dan McCarty Middle School on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Fort Pierce.
  • Fla. City officials closed the beach to visitors and residents Tuesday, March 17, 2020, to eliminate social congregation as coronavirus cases around the United States continue to rise.
  • Vicky Guzman (right) talks with Rebecca O’Donnell (left), a support specialist with the Indian River County School District, while picking up a laptop for her two students on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, during a laptop distribution at Vero Beach Elementary School in Vero Beach.

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