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Medical dispensary (cannabis online) near me Rules changes daily. Some stores are closed, others are open for pickup, and some can now deliver. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

This story was updated at 11 am PDT on March 22. 

Is my cannabis dispensary still open?

In the season of COVID-19, that question just got a lot more complicated. Cities, counties, and states across the US began issuing stay-at-home orders this week for all but essential commerce and travel.

Is weed essential? You bet your bong it is. For many folks it’s medical. Online ordering, Leafly Pickup, and delivery services can really shine in the coming weeks. Restrictions will vary from place to place, and over time, depending on local conditions.

We’re tracking where the weed stores are open in major legal markets. If you have news to add, share it with us in the comments below.

Note: For Canada, the Leafly.ca team is tracking similar retail developments here. To find delivery options near you,

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Are medical dispensaries still open in Arkansas?

Medical cannabis dispensaries are open.

As confirmed by the state’s Department of Health, dispensaries are remaining open for the time being. In fact, business is booming.

Are medical dispensaries still open in Arizona?

Arizona cannabis stores are open, according to the latest guidance from the Arizona Department of health.

Nick Meyers at Phoenix New Times noted these changes on March 20:

Many dispensaries also have changed their hours, opening late, closing early or both. Some, like TruMed in Phoenix, have transitioned to fulfilling online orders only, while others still allow to-go orders if patients know what they want. Downtown Dispensary in Tucson has installed special air filters to ensure a sterile environment.

Are cannabis dispensaries open in California?

Statewide

In general, cannabis stores remain open in California. There are county-by-county and city-by-city exceptions, which we’ll continue to track and update.

San Francisco County

Cannabis stores are open at this time.

By order of San Francisco County and the greater six-county Bay Area, a Shelter in Place order takes effect midnight March 17. This order is enacted through April 7. San Francisco County considers cannabis “essential” at this time. Lounges are closed. Physical distancing required. Pre-orders online encouraged. Delivery services report being open.

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Alameda County

Cannabis stores are open at this time.

By order of San Francisco County and the greater six-county Bay Area, a Shelter in Place order takes effect midnight March 17. Cannabis businesses are reportedly exempt from the order in Alameda County at this time. The Bureau of Cannabis Control is reportedly allowing curbside pickup. This order is enacted through April 7.

Los Angeles County

Cannabis stores are open at this time.

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide shelter in place order March 19. In the city of Los Angeles, cannabis businesses are deemed essential, and exempt from the order.`

Marin County

Cannabis stores are operational at this time.

Marin County joined the Bay Area’s March 17 Shelter In Place order, and also deemed cannabis “essential” alongside other medications and consumer products.

San Diego County

Cannabis stores are open at this time.

By order of San Diego County, retail stores remain open at this time.

Sacramento County

Cannabis stores are open at this time.

Sacramento County public health has no direct closure orders at this time. The county is following state orders to half occupancy and enact social distancing.

Santa Clara County

Cannabis stores are open at this time.

By order of San Francisco County and the greater six-county Bay Area, a Shelter in Place order took effect midnight March 17. San Jose cannabis businesses report being operational at this time. Stores are busy. Order ahead online. Delivery is seeing extremely high volume. The Bureau of Cannabis Control is permitting curbside pickup. This order is enacted through April 7.

Santa Cruz County

Cannabis stores are operational at this time.

Santa Cruz County joined the Bay Area’s March 17 Shelter In Place order, but deemed cannabis “essential” alongside other medications and consumer products. Delivery available. KindPeoples is conducting “storefront service” where you order online, pull up in a car in their parking lot, and walk your order out to you. Stores must follow strict sanitation protocols.

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Are cannabis online dispensaries open in Colorado?

Weed stores should be open.

The Colorado Department of public health’s order only calls out bars for closure, at this time. And the state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division is mum.

Are cannabis dispensaries open in Connecticut?

medical dispensary near me They should be. Gov. Ned Lamont’s March 20 Stay at Home order directs non-essential businesses to suspend operations as of 8 pm, Monday, March 23.

As of Sunday morning, March 22, the state was using the broad definitions of “essential” businesses maintained by the federal government, which includes healthcare. That should mean medical marijuana dispensaries remain open, albeit under social distancing guidelines.

Are medical dispensaries still open in Florida?

Medical dispensaries are open at this time. The state health department is now allowing existing Florida medical marijuana patients to re-certify their recommendations without having to physically see the doctor. It can be done via telemedicine. (Existing patients only, for the time being. May open to new patients soon.)

Miami-Dade County only

Carlos A. Gimenez, mayor of Miami-Dade County, is expected to issue a comprehensive executive order that, among other things, will restrict or close non-essential retail, private educational facilities, casinos and other recreational and entertainment activities. In other states and cities, medical marijuana dispensaries have been labeled as “essential” and not subject to the closure order. Stay tuned.

Are cannabis dispensaries open in Illinois?

Cannabis online stores are open at this time.

Illinois Gov. Pritzker’s March 16 order closes bars and restricts restaurants to take-out. It does not appear to apply to cannabis businesses at this time.  That being said, some stores are taking precautions on their own, including limiting sales to medical patients only.

Update: On March 17, Illinois announced it would allow curbside ordering (but only for medical sales, not recreational) in all licensed stores and dispensaries. So you remain in your car, and a budtender will come to take your order at a safe distance.

Are medical dispensaries still open in Louisiana?

Medical cannabis online dispensaries are open.

A medical dispensary near me according to the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy, dispensaries are open for the time being; the state has limited restaurants and bars to take out service only for at least a month.

Are medical dispensaries still open in Maine?

Medical cannabis online dispensaries are open.

While various cities have enacted curfews for restaurants and bars, dispensaries are open for the time being. As of this writing, there is no coronavirus-related notice on the Office of Marijuana Policy homepage.

Are medical dispensaries still open in Maryland?

Medical cannabis dispensaries are open.

Many dispensaries have modified their operational policies and procedures to keep patients and staff members safe. Health for Life Maryland offers pickup and has established a drive-through window at its Baltimore location.

March 18 update: The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has issued a bulletin instructing dispensaries on social distancing policies. Included: No sniff jars, no deli-style sales, constant cleaning and disinfecting, and 6-foot distance keeping.

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