The beginning of the pandemic, all businesses took a hit. Yes, dispensaries have stayed afloat but for some smaller shops this meant cutting hours and other costs. Cannabis businesses were deemed essential in states across America, yet we were deemed ineligible for federal aid even when shops were at risk of closing. This new bill introduced in the house would change just that. They would now be eligible for the small business loans that other businesses can receive. For smaller companies, this could be the difference in keeping their heads above water.