Concern over the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic has led regulators in Michigan to temporarily permit cannabis dispensaries to offer curbside pickup services. The move is an effort to support social distancing measures encouraged by health officials as a way to slow the spread of the virus.
On Monday, the state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) issued a statement containing temporary rules that allow customers to purchase cannabis products from licensed medical marijuana provisioning centers and adult-use retailers without entering the building or standing in line.
“Customers may complete an order including payment for their product via the internet or they may place their order once parked at the facility,” the agency said in its notice. “An employee from the licensed facility or adult-use establishment is permitted to complete the sales transaction by interacting with the customer in the parking lot and recording the necessary information into the statewide monitoring system.”
“We want to protect the safety of workers and avoid crowding at the stores,” said David Harns, a spokesman for the MRA.
Cannabis Home Delivery Encouraged
Regulators also encouraged consumers and patients to utilize cannabis delivery services when possible and announced that a requirement that deliveries may only be made to