Here are some examples of official and tacit acknowledgments:
- The New York state Department of Health on Tuesday declared that medical cannabis businesses are essential.
- Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered all nonessential businesses to close for 30 days starting at noon Wednesday. But regulators said licensed recreational cannabis stores and MMJ dispensaries are allowed to remain open as long as they adhere to strict social-distancing protocols, according to guidance issued Wednesday. Licensees must not allow individuals to congregate, and consumers are strongly encouraged to utilize cannabis delivery services or complete orders online or over the phone.
- San Francisco on Monday ordered the closure of nonessential businesses, including all cannabis stores, but reversed that decision Tuesday, saying cannabis dispensaries could stay open but only for pickup and delivery.