DC adds medical cannabis delivery during COVID (Newsletter: April 15, 2020)

DC adds medical cannabis delivery during COVID (Newsletter: April 15, 2020)

DEA seized more marijuana plants last year; Hemp farmers push for coronavirus aid; Mass. recreational shutdown in court Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you’re human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… This issue of Marijuana Moment, and our original reporting that is featured in it, are made possible by the generous support of 430 Patreon sponsors. Cannabis industry professionals receive valuable rewards for pledges of $25 and up. Check out the perks of being a sponsor on our Patreon page. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Washington, D.C. regulators are moving to allow medical cannabis deliveries and curbside pickup during the coronavirus pandemic. A new report from the Drug Enforcement Administration shows that the number of marijuana plants the federal agency seized last year rose 43 percent from 2018, but that the number of individual cannabis cultivation sites it busted and arrests it made dropped. While hemp companies qualify for some Small Business Administration programs that the marijuana industry is blocked from utilizing, hemp farmers are still left out of certain disaster relief loans. A coalition of industry groups sent a letter urging the agency to change that. / FEDERAL The Drug Enforcement…

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