How Each Coast is Treating the Cannabis Industry During the COVID-19 Outbreak

How Each Coast is Treating the Cannabis Industry During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 24, 2020

The coronavirus epidemic has posed significant challenges for the cannabis industry, writes Goldberg Segalla associate Anthony De Ingeniis in Cannabis Business Times. As states implement measures to enforce or facilitate social distancing while leaving carve-outs for non-essentially businesses, the most salient question for the cannabis industry is whether its businesses qualify as a critical component of a permissive state’s infrastructure.

In “How Each Coast is Treating the Cannabis Industry During the COVID-19 Outbreak,” Anthony, a member of the Leadership Committee of Goldberg Segalla’s Cannabis and Hemp Law practice, focuses on the sharp distinctions between the treatment of the cannabis industry in California and New York—two of the industry’s most significant U.S. markets and the two areas of the country currently most affected by the novel coronavirus. Anthony takes a close look at the laws governing cannabis in each state, as well as each state’s Executive Orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic and how these might be applied to cannabis businesses.

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