Will COVID-19 eventually open new doors for the marijuana industry?
Members of the U.S. Congress have traditionally shown little interest in cannabis reform.
But some marijuana executives are seeing signs that could suggest a change in how Congress views cannabis – and they’ve come at the oddest of times: during the coronavirus crisis.
By the end of March, 50% of U.S. states and the District of Columbia had categorized their legal cannabis companies as “essential” businesses. As a result, those marijuana businesses were allowed – and even ordered – to remain operational amid stay-at-home orders.