New York Officials Explain Rules For Marijuana Delivery Services That Will Serve Consumers Before Dispensaries Open

New York Officials Explain Rules For Marijuana Delivery Services That Will Serve Consumers Before Dispensaries Open
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New York marijuana regulators have released guidance for adult-use retailers that are interested in providing cannabis delivery services, setting the stage for the first sales even before licensees have storefronts—and allowing for deliveries via bikes and scooters as well as motor vehicles. The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) published the new guidance weeks after announcing the approval of the first Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) licensees, indicating that the first recreational sales are imminent. BREAKING: DELIVERY GUIDANCECAURD Licensees can prepare to:Deliver to consumers 21+ via, scooter, bike, etc.Secure a warehouse to fulfill deliveriesHire up to 25 delivery staff Customers can:Place online/phone orders & make online pre-paymentshttps://t.co/M7ARmUEskh — NYS Office of Cannabis Management (@nys_cannabis) December 9, 2022 The guidelines permit licensees to fulfill deliveries out of a warehouse location while their storefronts are built by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY). Under the delivery rules, adults 21 and older could place prepaid orders by phone or online. People could not make in-person purchases at the warehouses. A business providing the service is limited to having 25 delivery staff. The release of these guidelines reflects a shift in how regulators are pursuing the launch of the adult-use market, as it the initial expectation was that sales wouldn’t start until DASNY built the CAURD storefronts. There’s been some tension over DASNY’s handling of the rollout, though the department did say this week that it’s signed the first lease for a cannabis retailer shop. “DASNY will continue the work of securing retail locations and locations will be matched with licensees as they become available,” OCM said in an press release on Friday. In the interim, regulators are focusing on getting licensees going with delivery options. “CAURD Licensees will be able to receive approval from the Office of Cannabis Management…

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