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Nevada Governor Orders All Cannabis Dispensaries to Close Storefronts Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Although Deliveries Will Be Allowed


Under an emergency declaration issued March 20 by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak in the wake of the nationwide coronavirus outbreak, all medical and adult-use cannabis dispensaries must close their storefronts to the public, although deliveries will still be allowed, according to the Reno Gazette Journal.

Dispensaries were ordered to shut down by midnight on March 20, according to the news outlet, and curbside pickup of cannabis products will not be allowed.

The Marijuana Enforcement Division has rolled out new virtual delivery vehicle inspection procedures to allow cannabis licensees to meet an increased demand for cannabis delivery services, the Reno Gazette Journal reported. Thirty-eight dispensaries in the state currently offer delivery services, but the new procedure will allow all dispensaries to deliver their own products, according to the news outlet.

Meanwhile, Nevada’s cannabis cultivation facilities, production facilities, distributors and testing labs will be permitted to continue their operations, but must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines, the Reno Gazette Journal reported.