San Francisco Says Cannabis Is ‘Essential Medicine’, Allows Dispensaries to Operate
Yesterday, San Francisco and other Bay Area cities instituted an order requiring people to stay home except for essential needs as concerns over the spread of COVID-19 spread. There were long lines at dispensaries as customers and patients attempted to stock up for an extended home stay.
But today, that’s changed.
A tweet from the San Francisco Department of Public Health stated,
Cannabis is an essential medicine for many San Francisco residents. Dispensaries can continue to operate as essential businesses during this time, while practicing social distancing and other public health recommendations.
It isn’t known if the other Bay Area cities have plans to allow dispensaries to remain open. Closing Bay Area dispensaries could increase the difficulty of selling Emerald Triangle cannabis.