In this day and age, we can have pretty much anything delivered to our homes. We can order an Uber ride, have food dropped off from Postmates, and get our groceries dropped right at our door – all without much effort. So why should our medical marijuana (MMJ) products be any different?
Medical marijuana and home deliveries go hand in hand in many states because the products are legal (and it’s more convenient for customers). If you’re wondering, “Does my state allow medical marijuana home deliveries?” keep reading to find out.
What are MMJ home deliveries?
Home deliveries of your MMJ products consist of a cannabis dispensary in your state shipping or delivering items right to your front door. They can be regular deliveries of products you’ve ordered from them by phone or online (which is considered on-demand delivery), or regularly scheduled deliveries that you have set up for the same time every week, month, etc.
This can be a really convenient option for folks that need consistent, dependable delivery of their MMJ products. Some dispensaries even offer monthly subscription boxes so you can easily try out new products. These home deliveries can make it so much simpler to get MMJ products, especially if you live in a rural area or don’t have reliable transportation.
Which states allow MMJ home deliveries?
At the time of this writing, there are currently 12 states in the US that permit deliveries of MMJ.
- New Mexico
- New Jersey
- North Dakota
Some states also permit deliveries for recreational cannabis use. These include California, Oregon, Maine, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Michigan. Nevada and Michigan have also recently adopted emergency rules allowing delivery of medical cannabis because of the coronavirus pandemic. So, in the aforementioned states, it’s generally pretty easy to have the MMJ products you need delivered right to your doorstep.
Which states are next to allow home deliveries of medical marijuana?
Legislation surrounding medical marijuana is changing and evolving all of the time. In some additional states in the near future, it’s likely that MMJ home deliveries will be made legal. For example, New York recently decriminalized cannabis possession and cannabis couriers are very popular (although they’re not legal yet). Lawmakers have not yet regulated or taxed the supply chain, but they are getting pushed by cannabis supporters to make MMJ products easier to access, which would happen if home deliveries were legalized.
Other states like Washington and Colorado have also seen an increased demand for home deliveries to be made legal and could be the next states to take the step. Because of COVID-19, a lot of legislation surrounding the issue has had to be put aside for the time being. However, it’s likely that a push for legal home delivery will occur soon, especially because more products need to be delivered while businesses are closed due to the pandemic.
Why is it helpful to get MMJ products delivered?
Now that you can see whether your state allows MMJ home deliveries, you might be considering why it could be beneficial to you. Here are some ways that MMJ deliveries could make your life easier.
You don’t have to fit within certain time frames to order or pick up
If you’re getting your products delivered, you can order online 24/7. This means that you don’t have to stick to business hours to place your order and can have much more flexibility when it comes to ordering your MMJ. You also don’t have to worry about rushing to the dispensary during business hours to pick up your order.
You don’t have to leave your home
Knowing that you can get your MMJ products without ever leaving your home is a huge advantage for some people. If you live far from your dispensary, you don’t have to worry about making a trek out to the shop to get your order.
Additionally, most people who use MMJ products are suffering from a physical or mental health condition that might make it difficult for them to get around. Getting the products delivered to you allows you to stay comfortable on your couch (you just have to get up to grab the box from your doorstep!).
You don’t have to find transportation
Getting home deliveries means you don’t have to worry about finding reliable transportation or making arrangements to get yourself to and from the dispensary. The whole process can save you a lot of effort!
You won’t waste your time
If you get home deliveries, you don’t have to waste time driving back and forth from the dispensary or waiting in line once you’re there, since your MMJ will be delivered straight to your doorstep. Saving time is one of the best reasons to get your products delivered.
You can save money
Home delivery of MMJ products can actually be more cost-effective for you. Even if some dispensaries charge shipping or delivery fees, you’ll still be saving money on gas and wear and tear on your car if you’re staying home.
Plus, if you subscribe to a dispensary’s subscription box or sign up for regularly scheduled deliveries, you might even qualify for loyal customer promotions that can save you a little extra cash.
You can stay safe in pandemic conditions
Right now, it’s critical that people stay home if they can in order to stop the spread of coronavirus. It’s even more essential for people with preexisting conditions (which applies to a lot of MMJ users) to remain in self-isolation whenever possible to avoid getting sick.
Even when the virus conditions have calmed down, it can still be beneficial for people to stay safe in their homes instead of going out to pick up their MMJ products in person.
If you live in a state that offers legal home deliveries for MMJ products, make sure to take advantage of this service today. If it’s not legal in your state yet, chances are it might be in the future!
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