Denver marijuana dispensaries see increase in burglaries during coronavirus pandemic

Denver marijuana businesses have seen an increase in burglaries during the coronavirus pandemic as the cannabis industry continues to see an uptick in crime in the city, according to police. Allowed to continue operations as essential businesses, dispensaries and cultivations reported 10 burglaries in the first two weeks of April,…

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Colorado’s marijuana businesses should be eligible for federal coronavirus aid, Polis tells Congress

Colorado’s cannabis industry is allowed to remain open to provide “critical” services during the coronavirus pandemic, but because marijuana is a federally controlled substance, dispensaries and other businesses are ineligible to receive stimulus funds to help offset the economic impacts caused by COVID-19. Many say they’re struggling. Gov. Jared Polis,…

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Coronavirus: San Francisco cancels 4/20 celebration, violators will be cited

After public officials around California spent last week urging residents to continue adhering to the statewide shelter-in-place order over Easter weekend, San Francisco Mayor London Breed is concerned about another popular day of gathering. Every year on April 20, people flock to San Francisco to consume cannabis in celebration of…

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Smoking marijuana and coronavirus: Even occasional use raises risk of Covid-19 complications

By Sandee LaMotte | CNN If you’re smoking weed to ease your stress during the coronavirus pandemic, experts say it’s time to think twice. Smoking marijuana, even occasionally, can increase your risk for more severe complications from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Read the rest of this…

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From Dealer to Hero – The Coronavirus Pandemic’s Perspective on Pot Dealers

From ‘Scourge of the Streets’ to ‘Heroes of the Pandemic’ – The Funny Shift in Perspective on the Pot Dealer Isn’t is strange when a job title – once revered for its devilry – now is hailed for its heroism? If you’re not sure of what I’m talking about –…

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These Silicon Valley businesses are booming in the coronavirus era

Traffic at Coursera, the Mountain View-based online learning platform with university classes for anyone, is four to five times higher than usual, with thousands of universities requesting free access to their platform. At the same time, videoconferencing app Zoom has become central to countless companies where most employees are working…

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Colorado dispensaries say coronavirus pandemic is making case for marijuana delivery

As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts daily life and commerce in Colorado, many in the state’s marijuana industry believe it makes the case for allowing dispensaries to begin delivering to customers’ homes now. Legislators legalized cannabis delivery with the passage of House Bill 1234 in 2019. The law permits medical marijuana deliveries…

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Google Says the Marijuana Black Market Could Explode by over 450% in a Coronavirus Recession

Google Says the Marijuana Black Market Could Explode by over 450% in a Coronavirus Recession Millions are exploring how to grow and sell cannabis according to Google. The world is changing at a record pace and the fear and worry about coronavirus, and what could be the largest recession since…

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Can marijuana dispensaries stay open during Colorado’s coronavirus crisis? It depends.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis deemed marijuana dispensaries “critical” retail businesses in an executive order Sunday urging employers to reduce their in-person workforces, meaning they would stay open if other industries were forced to shutter to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. The governor’s order, however, will change how dispensaries do business.…

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Tips to Make Sure Your Business Survives the Coronavirus Business Meltdown

Surviving the Storm and Finding Value in the Chaos:  Thoughts for the small business owner David Rabinovitz & George W. Hightower, 3/19/2020 I write about cannabis, generally, but today I chose to write about business. Before jumping headlong into the cannabis sector several years ago, I was employed in the…

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