HansonBridgett: Shelter-in-Place Implications for Cannabis Dispensaries

HansonBridgett: Shelter-in-Place Implications for Cannabis Dispensaries

March 18, 2020  Article PDF On March 16, seven Bay Area counties issued “shelter-in-place” restrictions, which create compliance issues for cannabis operations licensed as dispensaries or as delivery services. The pending health orders (reviewed in detail, below) operate as follows: Permit an individual to access a local medical cannabis dispensary to obtain medical cannabis (individuals are asked to practice “Social Distancing” at all times); Permit a cannabis dispensary holding an M-designation to continue to operate as an “Essential Business” to the extent it serves medical cannabis patients, provided it at all times complies with the “Social Distancing” regulations; Cannabis dispensaries that hold both an A and M designation (medical and adult use) can operate to dispense cannabis to its medical cannabis customers (individuals at least 18 years of age and that have a valid physician’s recommendation or approval for medicinal cannabis). In San Francisco, the county’s health department declared that all cannabis is a “medicine” and as such a cannabis dispensary that only holds an A-designation is being treated as an “Essential Business”.1 For the cannabis operations that qualify under these rules, we believe that best practices will mean selecting a manager level employee to screen customers prior to entry with a temperature gauge to avoid allowing customers with a fever from entering, practicing “Social Distancing” at all times inside the dispensary, and observing all hygiene mandates and recommendations under the Order. At this time, licensed cannabis delivery services are exempt from the Order: these may continue to make deliveries to…

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