Marijuana Home Delivery begins in Oregon

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on February 13, 2017.

In a first in the US, home delivery service of recreational marijuana is now legally come into effect in Oregon.  Residents in the state who are 21 years of age or older can now order marijuana products from licensed retailers and get it delivered to their door steps.

As of now, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has granted delivery permits to 117 retailers across Oregon, including 13 in Portland.

“We needed to make an adaptation to the cannabis tracking system to provide a document that would actually allow for the delivery of recreational marijuana to homes,” said OLCC spokesman Mark Pettinger.

However, the retailers have to follow specific guidelines, set by the OLCC regulations, which include --- Marijuana home delivery must be made between 8am to 9pm; All marijuana products must be kept in a locked box securely affixed inside the delivery motor vehicle, which can carry not more than $3,000 worth of product at a time; Deliveries can only be made within the marijuana outlet is licensed in.

 The retailers may only deliver to the individual who placed the bona fide order and only to individuals who are 21 years of age or older. They can't deliver product to places like motels, campgrounds or dorms, just residential homes.

“It's super exciting,” said Spencer Krutzler, a marijuana retailer in Portland. “I definitely expect to a smile on everyone's face when we show up to that front door.”

A large numbers of dispensaries are now choosing to sell to their recreational marijuana customers while eliminating their medical sales. Dispensary owners say recreational marijuana makes up a much larger portion of their business sales and customer base than medical marijuana, making the choice easy for many vendors in the wake of the new law.

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