Who would have thought that marijuana businesses would be considered essential during a global crisis? As many states are observing social distancing practices through stay-at-home orders, many non-essential businesses have temporarily closed. People are urged to remain home unless they need necessities such as groceries or prescription medications. Luckily, in many states, retail and medical marijuana dispensaries are included in this list of essential businesses. This is great for both business owners and customers, however, this does not mean “business as usual.” As we all try to adjust to a new way of doing things, the way customers shop for marijuana has changed. Here are some simple tips to help your retail cannabis business thrive during the COVID-19 shutdown.