DC Allows Medical Marijuana Delivery Under Coronavirus Emergency Order

DC Allows Medical Marijuana Delivery Under Coronavirus Emergency Order

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington, D.C. will now be able to provide cannabis deliveries as well as  curbside and at-the-door pickup under a temporary policy enacted because of the coronavirus outbreak. “This emergency rulemaking is necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the District’s residents reducing the spread of COVID-19 by enabling District of Columbia residents registered as qualifying patients to obtain medical marijuana while also adhering to social distancing guidelines and the District of Columbia Stay at Home Order,” the text of the measure states. The order, announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and the Department of Health, went into effect on Tuesday and will expire on either August 12 or 45 days after the city’s COVID-19 public health emergency order is lifted. Previously, Louisiana has been the only state that has moved to allow for cannabis delivery services specifically because of the pandemic. Deliveries for medical marijuana launched in certain Colorado cities last month, but that had already been in the works under legislation enacted last year and the timing was coincidental. Delaware is moving to allow deliveries of medical cannabis as well amid coronavirus, but regulators plan to continue that program following the pandemic as well. Existing D.C. dispensaries that want to participate must comply with a series of regulations detailed in the legislation. The retailers must only deliver to patients who are residents registered through the Health Department. Delivering to nonresidents or those without legitimate patient registrations is prohibited and can result in penalties…

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