Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic is hitting hard in the United States. During the last week, New York became the city epicenter and the authorities count at least 80,000 infections and more than 1,000 deaths.
The authorities’ response has been isolation. Citizens can leave their home exclusively to buy food, go to the pharmacy, put gasoline or go to the hospital, and in some cases, to buy cannabis in dispensaries.
During the current week, more than a dozen States have classified cannabis as an “essential services”, with the recognition of the authorities for the need of patients.
Americans have decided that cannabis is as important as milk or bread, but the warnings are strict. Most of the dispensaries operate through delivery service or are enabled at certain times to take away.
Americans not only want to take all the toilet paper from the supermarkets, they also want to buy all the cannabis.
California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Oregon are just a few examples of states that have decided to keep dispensaries open during this crisis.
Despite being considered essential services, restrictions and sanitation protocols have crowded the outskirts with long lines of people waiting for their place. Thus, the use of gloves, masks and alcohol are mandatory requirements.
The push for cannabis-based products to be considered essential products could help companies survive the coronavirus epidemic.