Colorado’s Marijuana Businesses Should Be Eligible for Federal Coronavirus Aid, Polis Tells Congress
In letter to Rep. Jason Crow, governor asks Congress to reconsider prohibiting cannabis from applying for stimulus
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.
Many say they’re struggling.
Gov. Jared Polis, however, is hoping to lend a helping hand. On Monday, Polis sent a letter to Rep. Jason Crow, D-Aurora, a member of the House Small Business Committee, urging the committee to reconsider allowing cannabis businesses to apply for federal aid.
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