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Colorado COVID-19 Stay at Home Restrictions for Medical and Retail Marijuana Dispensaries

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Dear Clients and Friends,

We hope this message finds you and your family safe and well. These past few weeks have presented unprecedented challenges to all of us. We want to reassure you that Thorburn Walker is in remote operation and is functioning efficiently to respond to your needs.


We have prepared a brief operational guideline, below, for Colorado medical and retail marijuana dispensaries, in response to Jared Polis' most recent stay at home order, Amended Public Health Order 20-24, Implementing Stay at Home Requirements. We know it is difficult to navigate the various orders being issued and want to provide some guidance to our clients and friends.


Stay at Home Requirements for Medical and Retail Marijuana Establishments MEDICAL MARIJUANA - Pursuant to AMENDED PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 20-24 IMPLEMENTING STAY AT HOME REQUIREMENTS, III(C)(4), medical marijuana dispensaries are critical businesses that are allowed to operate as normal, but only for the sale of medical marijuana, and may also include curbside pickup. These businesses must comply with the guidance and directives for maintaining a clean and safe work environment issued by the CDPHE, and any applicable local health department. Critical Businesses must comply with Social Distancing Requirements, including, but not limited to, when customers are standing in line, and all PHOs currently in effect to the greatest extent possible and will be held accountable for doing so.

RETAIL MARIJUANA - Pursuant to Executive Order D 2020 011, (II)(c), retail marijuana stores are allowed to operate for the purpose of online sales of retail marijuana and retail marijuana products, only if the stores facilitate pick up by consumers twenty-one (21) years of age and older in a manner consistent with social-distancing guidelines promulgated by the CDPHE, for a period of thirty (30) days until April 18, 2020.

SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS - Pursuant to Public Health Order 20-24, (III)(F), attached, Social Distancing Requirements are as follows: To reduce the risk of disease transmission, individuals shall maintain at least a six-foot distance from other individuals, wash hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, cover coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands), regularly clean high-touch surfaces, and not shake hands.

MAINTAINING A CLEAN AND SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT – The CDPHE has issued the following recommendations, in line with the CDC, at the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-business-response.html

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