Cannabis dispensaries are ‘essential’ businesses in San Jose during coronavirus lockdown, city says

Cannabis dispensaries are ‘essential’ businesses in San Jose during coronavirus lockdown, city says

SAN JOSE — Dispensaries and licensed cannabis companies can remain open through the shelter-in-place order issued by Santa Clara and six other counties, the city said Tuesday.

So long as they practice social distancing measures, dispensaries are considered “essential” businesses, confirmed city spokesperson Rosario Neaves.

“In our case in the city, we’re considering medical cannabis a healthcare operation, as long as they comply with the social distancing requirements,” Neaves said Tuesday.

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