SanitizerAs the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and drastic changes to the business environment, some cannabis companies have decided to pitch in and use some of their manufacturing and processing capacity to produce hand sanitizer. In California, companies such as CannaCraft and The Galley have converted portions of their processing facilities to produce hand

On March 23, the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) stated that cannabis businesses will not be eligible for loans under its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program, despite expanding the program in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). However, the SBA noted that businesses that produce or sell hemp and hemp-derived products may apply for such loans.

Like all businesses navigating the current COVID-19 crisis, cannabis companies are eager to understand how state and local orders will impact their operations.  As states issue orders requiring all but essential businesses to close, a key question is whether cannabis businesses can continue to operate.

Some states have explicitly included cannabis companies as essential businesses,