When Santa Clara County announced that its region’s shelter-at-home order would be extended to May 3, the county stipulated that retail REC sales would be limited to delivery. The only Bay Area county to make such restrictions, Santa Clara is now contending with political opposition both from Sacramento and within its boundaries.
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- Members of both the state assembly and San Jose’s city council have written Public Health Officer Sara Cody, requesting that she reconsider her policy. Wrote the council members, “Today, a resident can walk out of a grocery store with a bottle of Tylenol, but that same person is unable to pull up curbside for pain relief from CBD oil. These individuals in need of relief should not be denied safe access to cannabis during this critical time.”
- The officials have asked Cody to implement “manageable requirements,” such as limiting the number of customers allowed in a store at a time and setting work stations six feet apart.
- A lawyer for Santa Clara County says, “Even for essential services, everyone is strongly urged to stay at home as much as possible.”
- Somewhere in the East Bay, legendary grower Ed Rosenthal is sheltering in place and tending to his new grow. Rosenthal took a few minutes away from tending it to talk about his latest book, Ask Ed: Marijuana Success: Tips and Advice for Gardening Year-Round.