COVID-19, Social Distancing and Home Delivery
Updated: Mar 30
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent closing of nonessential businesses has created concerns amongst Medical Cannabis patients around their access to their medication. Those who depend on cannabis for therapeutic purposes were relieved to learn that across the US, medical cannabis dispensaries have been deemed essential services, comparable to pharmacies.
As of March 26, 2020, the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) reported that they were not aware of any jurisdictions where medical cannabis dispensaries have been ordered to close temporarily. In counties such as Denver, care has been taken to specify that while recreational dispensaries will close, medical dispensaries will remain exempt. Most state government agencies seem to be acutely aware of medicinal patients’ needs.
A letter of outreach co-signed by the Marijuana Policy Project, the Epilepsy Foundation, the Veterans Cannabis Project, and Doctors for Cannabis Regulation has urged legislative leaders of medical cannabis states to move to protect medical consumers.
Home Delivery Services for Medical Cannabis
States with dispensaries that currently offering home delivery services for Medical Patients include:
Montana (some localities)
Although Oklahoma and New Jersey do not yet offer delivery options, this may change shortly.