Marijuana could soon be ordered to your door like delivery food in Portland, Ore. after lawmakers eased regulations prohibiting businesses from conducting the practice.
Portland city commissioners relaxed the rules governing how marijuana dispensaries can distribute their products. It opens the door legally for marijuana businesses to start home delivery services, much in the way people order a pizza. Restrictions and prohibitions remain however, making the legality of home delivery a little complex.
Any licensed delivery person working for a cannabis business must ensure their headquarters is at least 1,000 feet away from any schools, reports CBS 6.
It also prohibits marijuana deliveries after 9 p.m. Despite what may seem like great news for marijuana businesses, reaction from industry experts is mixed.
“It’s a cool direction to go, but I think that it requires a lot of legislation,” Casey Arbogast, owner of a Marijuana shop, told CBS 6. “I’m thinking that this online ordering process is going to start to take over a little bit of the marijuana.”
Others in the industry are thrilled at the prospect of home delivery — a proposal being discussed across the country. Voters in California approved Proposition 64 on Election Day, legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Lawmakers in Sacramento are reportedly considering a similar law allowing for home delivery.