Licensed marijuana retailers can sell their pot curbside to promote social distancing and help stem the spread of the coronavirus.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved a temporary rule allowing the curbside delivery.
The rule permits retailers to take orders and deliver marijuana to a customer who is outside and within 150 feet of the licensed premises. The sales can take place only during normal business hours, no earlier than 7 a.m. and no later than 10 p.m.
The commission adopted the temporary rule at an emergency meeting Sunday.
Retail marijuana stores remain open but the changes will help decrease in-store activity, according to the commission.
Another temporary rule approved will allow Oregon Medical Marijuana Program cardholders and caregivers to buy more marijuana a day, up to 24 ounces. The rule, however, doesn’t change the total monthly amount a cardholder or caregiver can buy from a state-licensed retailer.
“Every single decision that this agency is making, both for the liquor and the marijuana industries, are there for the consideration of helping people make a living and continue to make a living,” Paul Rosenbaum, chair of the regulatory commission, said in a prepared statement. [Read More @ The Oregonian]