The cannabis industry is more complicated than most, and changes to its operations during the pandemic make it only more complex. Deemed as essential service providers but also federally illegal operators, cannabis growers, processors and sellers are working under new restrictions but barred from any federal government support.
Each state government is making its own adjustments during the pandemic and legal marijuana businesses have tried to adapt quickly to the changing landscape. Nevada closed all cannabis retail shops but is permitting delivery for medical and recreational customers so some dispensaries, like The+Source which has two locations in Las Vegas, have created their own in-house delivery service. Retail cannabis spaces remain open in Oregon, but the number of customers allowed in the store is limited, so retailers like Chalice Farms, which operates seven locations in the Portland area are rolling out home delivery and curbside pick-up for online orders.
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