Nationwide social distancing orders have changed the way that just about all retail stores do business. The cannabis industry is no exception. In order to keep up with the demand for curbside and delivery services, cannabis provisioning centers must have the right technical infrastructure in place. Initially, as statewide stay-at-home orders were implemented, many retail cannabis businesses had to quickly improvise to adapt to the changing environment in order to keep operations running. As we are starting to see, things are not going back to “normal.” Instead, we’re starting to see a new normal. Things that were meant to be temporary fixes will no longer work now that there will be new regulations and mandates to follow.
Are Your Cannabis Business SOPs Documented Correctly For COVID-19?
Now that you have gotten the hang of operating your cannabis business in the current COVID-19 environment, it’s time to make sure these new processes are documented. Chances are that daily business operations have drastically changed over the last few months. In order to continue serving customers, many retail cannabis businesses had to completely overhaul operations to keep their doors open and keep everyone safe. They had to quickly adapt to remain in compliance while operating under additional restrictions. While adapting quickly, getting around to formally documenting these new practices might have gotten overlooked.
3 Tips for Operating Your Cannabis Business During the COVID-19 Shutdown
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.