From Santa Cruz to Contra Costa, this week our patchwork county-to-county weed governance struggled with the definition of essential. As of publication, Bay Area local governments had begun settling on a uniform definition of what it means to be an industry Californians cannot do with out.
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  • After a citywide Cornonvirus order classified dispensaries among nonessential businesses, Mayor London Breed changed the call, telling ABC that during the new economic uncertainty “it’s important that we think about creative things we can do for the short term in order to get us all through this.” 
  • But through the region the rules vary throughout the region. Santa Clara County is allowing dispensaries to stay open  “for medical purposes, not recreational,” while Santa Cruz insists that only delivery and pickup be allowed and customers be kept from gathering in shops.