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New Jersey Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Proclaimed Essential Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Executive Order No. 107 was signed on Saturday

New Jersey is the latest state to name medical marijuana among the essential products residents may leave their home to purchase amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed an order directing all residents to stay at home unless they are acquiring certain “essential goods or services.” Executive Order No. 107 was signed on Saturday in an effort to protect the state’s residents and the health care system from the coronavirus pandemic.

The directive, per the state’s new website, forbids all gatherings caused by various social events, and demands the closure of all non-essential retail businesses, except for those deemed essential, such as grocery stores and other food stores, pharmacies and dispensaries, gas stations, banks, and pet stores.

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