Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Tuesday that states where liquor stores are considered essential businesses that can operate during the coronavirus outbreak should also be allowing marijuana dispensaries to stay open, for consistency’s sake.
In an Instagram Stories session, the congresswoman took questions from followers, including one person who posed the question: “Do you think dispensaries should be considered essential businesses?”
“I’d say that if your state is deeming liquor stores to be an essential business, it doesn’t seem consistent as to why a liquor store would be essential but a dispensary wouldn’t,” Ocasio-Cortez replied. “You’ve got to make a decision one way or another.”
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