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Milpitas council kills cannabis sales tax measure proposal

MILPITAS — After briefly reviving the idea of potentially placing a cannabis business sales tax measure on the November ballot, the Milpitas City Council has killed the proposal. The council on Tuesday night was scheduled to consider both a cannabis business sales tax measure, as well as a general sales tax measure, but ultimately decided […]

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Milpitas City Council to again weigh cannabis sales tax ballot measure

MILPITAS — Despite voting in late 2018 to ban marijuana businesses in the city, the Milpitas City Council will discuss Tuesday whether it should put a marijuana business sales tax measure on the November election ballot. The issue of whether to sanction marijuana business in the city has been contentious. Mayor Rich Tran, who supported the […]

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Chronic in the time of COVID-19: 4/20 goes digital

By Alice Wallace | CNN This year’s 4/20 was shaping up to be big. The high holiday honoring the cannabis plant was projected to draw record public celebrations and retail sales — a reflection of the grassroots movement evolution into a burgeoning US industry. Plus, at 4:20 pm on April 20, 2020, it is the […]

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California’s marijuana 4/20 celebrations go virtual as industry adjusts to new reality

This Monday — and, really, all of April 2020 — was supposed to be big in the world of cannabis. Since 1971, when a group of Northern California teens started meeting at 4:20 p.m. each day to smoke weed and hunt for an elusive marijuana patch, the figure 420 has been tied to cannabis. And […]

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Colorado’s marijuana businesses should be eligible for federal coronavirus aid, Polis tells Congress

Colorado’s cannabis industry is allowed to remain open to provide “critical” services during the coronavirus pandemic, but because marijuana is a federally controlled substance, dispensaries and other businesses are ineligible to receive stimulus funds to help offset the economic impacts caused by COVID-19.

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Colorado’s marijuana businesses can remain open during pandemic, but they say they’re still struggling

Despite brief, panic-induced surges in business, many contend the cannabis industry is still struggling as Coloradans stay home and job losses mount in a crashing economy.

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These Silicon Valley businesses are booming in the coronavirus era

Traffic at Coursera, the Mountain View-based online learning platform with university classes for anyone, is four to five times higher than usual, with thousands of universities requesting free access to their platform. At the same time, videoconferencing app Zoom has become central to countless companies where most employees are working from home. And grocery delivery […]

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Colorado dispensaries say coronavirus pandemic is making case for marijuana delivery

As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts daily life and commerce in Colorado, many in the state’s marijuana industry believe it makes the case for allowing dispensaries to begin delivering to customers’ homes now.

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A marijuana shop at your door: Home delivery in California surges amid outbreak

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and HAVEN DALEY | The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO  — One company rushed to expand its delivery fleet. Another has seen sales triple. The global coronavirus pandemic has left millions of people locked out of bars, restaurants and theaters, but it’s been an unexpected boost for some U.S. pot shops. Marijuana […]

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Cannabis dispensaries are ‘essential’ businesses in San Jose during coronavirus lockdown, city says

SAN JOSE — Dispensaries and licensed cannabis companies can remain open through the shelter-in-place order issued by Santa Clara and six other counties, the city said Tuesday. So long as they practice social distancing measures, dispensaries are considered “essential” businesses, confirmed city spokesperson Rosario Neaves. “In our case in the city, we’re considering medical cannabis […]

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