‘Essential’ business exemption from San Francisco lockdown granted to … marijuana shops

‘Essential’ business exemption from San Francisco lockdown granted to … marijuana shops
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[Ed. – Because darn it, that weed fix is important enough to court the spread of a pandemic virus for.]

San Francisco has ruled that the city’s many cannabis dispensaries can continue to operate during the citywide shutdown, the city’s public health department announced Tuesday evening.

“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,” the San Francisco Department of Public Health tweeted.

The news comes a day after the city’s new “shelter in place” rules that required all non-essential businesses either operate remotely or close shop until April 7 to help contain the coronavirus outbreak, which at that time included cannabis dispensaries.

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