Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Soon you could have marijuana delivered right to your doorstep in Michigan

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 12:52 PM

A weed plant. - JACOB LEWKOW
  • Jacob Lewkow
  • A weed plant.

Soon you could have a weed dealer that makes house calls. A state-endorsed weed dealer, that is.

The Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation is proposing a new rule that would allow licensed marijuana facilities to make home deliveries via an online ordering system. The proposed rule was suggested with Michigan's most seriously ill medical marijuana patients in patients in mind — those who do not live near a provisioning center or are not fit to drive. For patients suffering from qualifying conditions like Parkinson's disease, cancer, glaucoma, and more, the option for home delivery may increase accessibility for licensed medical marijuana patients who most desperately need it.

States like California, Oregon, and Nevada already have similar systems in place, and the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation hopes that Michigan will soon join the list. As reported by The Detroit News, employees of licensed provisioning centers would be permitted to make no more than three home deliveries per trip. The transport vehicles would be outfitted with a GPS tracker so that the provisioning center would know at all times where the vehicle is located. The provisioning center would also be responsible for maintaining a log that would be carefully scrutinized by a statewide monitoring body, informing when the transport vehicle left the center, made the drop-off, and returned to the provisioning center. Delivery drivers would also be required to maintain similar records and would not be able to leave marijuana in the vehicle unattended.

Additionally, the proposed rule would place limitations on the total amount of marijuana that could be transported per delivery, as well as the limitations on the daily or monthly amount of cannabis that may be delivered.

The proposed permanent rule looks to replace the emergency rules that are currently in place. The marijuana delivery service would only be accessible to licensed marijuana patients. Orders would be placed via an online ordering system that would permit credit card transactions or in-person cash payment.

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