Nevadans can still get their marijuana. It just might take a bit longer to get it.
Marijuana dispensaries made the list of businesses allowed to stay open in Nevada under Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order to close “nonessential” businesses that came down on Friday as part of the state’s plan to blunt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
But that doesn’t mean cannabis companies will be able to operate in the same way they have in the past. Under Sisolak’s mandate, all 68 of the state’s dispensaries must shift to a delivery-only model if they want to stay open.
For many of those businesses, that means having to adapt, and fast, as the demand for products remains as high as ever as people practice aggressive social distancing throughout Nevada.
“It’s kept us on our toes,” said Brandon Wiegand, regional general manager for The Source dispensaries, which has two stores in the Las Vegas Valley.
Dispensaries have become inundated with orders since the change, and many have implemented certain parameters like $50 or $100 minimum order thresholds and a limited ordering time period just to handle that demand. [Read more at Las Vegas Review-Journal]