Last week, Colorado legislators introduced Senate Bill 192 which would instill “Marijuana Business Efficiency Measures” and allow Colorado’s dispensaries to apply for delivery endorsements.
These endorsements would act as de facto licenses for Colorado dispensaries–like us–to deliver cannabis to homes throughout the state. Here’s the gist of the bill:
The bill allows a medical marijuana center and a retail marijuana store to apply for an endorsement that allows the center or store to deliver marijuana. The centers and stores with the delivery endorsement may use an employee or contract with a medical or retail marijuana transporter to make the deliveries. The endorsements for medical marijuana begin January 2, 2018, and the endorsements for retail marijuana begin January 2, 2019. [Colorado.gov]
A bill with tremendous potential, allowing marijuana delivered to homes would provide a huge benefit to those too sick to operate or simply unable to operate a car and get to a dispensary. Should Colorado take this step forward in its ongoing legalization progression, the law would also naturally benefit the industry’s economy–and we’d hope to become part of this future.
As the Westword reports, the bill would allow dispensaries to either hire independent contractors or have employees deliver this cannabis (medical and recreational) right to the consumer’s door. Moreover, since the bill is statewide, local cities and towns could not prevent businesses from applying for a delivery license.
Delivery drivers would be allowed to carry up to $3,000 in product on them while making deliveries. All orders and deliveries would be tracked through the state’s metric system as the state’s dispensaries would have to keep track of sales like we do in our stores.
The proposed delivery measure would only apply to those ages 21 and up. Stay tuned–Colorado could get even higher!