Marijuana Moment has reported

Small businesses impacted by recent wildfires in Oregon are now eligible for federal disaster relief—unless that business happens to be marijuana-related, that is.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced last week that people in certain areas of Oregon can apply for disaster assistance loans. But a representative from the agency told Marijuana Moment that cannabis companies are excluded because marijuana remains federally prohibited.

“Marijuana businesses are not eligible to apply for SBA disaster loans,” SBA spokesperson Carol Chastang said, adding that the relief also doesn’t extend to agriculture businesses so even hemp farmers don’t qualify regardless of the crop’s legal status.

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Oregon Marijuana Businesses Impacted By Wildfires Are Ineligible For Federal Relief, Agency Confirms