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INESSENTIAL

Numerous states and cities have given “essential” status to cannabis businesses. Massachusetts, which has denied it to REC shops, is the most important exception.

Two employees tested positive for Covid-19 at New England Treatment Access, one of the state’s biggest cannabis companies.

  • Several workers told the Globe they were not satisfied with the protection they were receiving from the company.

In California, not everyone is thrilled with dispensaries’ essential status. ????WW California has more.
L.A. Times

Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, decided REC shops aren’t essential and shut them down.
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Quick Hit

  1. President Trump called for escalating counter-narcotics operations. Critics said he was trying to distract from his administration’s handling of the coronavirus.
    Drug Policy Alliance