The proprietor of the second dispensary to open in the legal marijuana market in Massachusetts will be the first to offer home delivery services throughout the whole state.
In Good Health, a medical marijuana dispensary which started in 2015, will begin offering marijuana home delivery in an attempt to expand accessibility to the elderly and those suffering from disabilities. David Noble, president of In Good Health, also wants to make medical marijuana more accessible to patients who don’t live in close proximity to any of the 10 dispensaries running in the state, reports The Boston Globe.
The service, which will start deliveries on Monday, was sanctioned by regulators from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Regulators formerly approved weed delivery for medical marijuana dispensary Patriot Care, but the company only runs in some of the towns.
“There’s a big population of patients who are disabled or don’t have access to a dispensary, whether they live too far away or can’t wait in a line for too long,” Noble told The Boston Globe. “There’s a real void for all these patients to get safe and reliable access to medical marijuana in a legal way.”
In Good Health expanded its growing space early this year and is intending to start two additional shop locations. The dispensary will offer next-day delivery for absolutely any registered medical marijuana patient. Noble said the company will use two uniformed drivers in unmarked vehicles with security cameras to prevent theft of the products. They’ll additionally use tamper-resistant packaging for the many marijuana products available for delivery.
Voters in the state legalized marijuana for recreational use Election Day through a popular ballo, but the legal framework remains in limbo as state officials discuss specifics. Lawmakers voted Dec. 28 to bar commercial sale for an additional six months despite the popular ballot vote in order to have more time to create a tax and regulatory framework.
It’ll be prohibited to sell as much as an ounce of marijuana for the next 18 months, but nevertheless, it’ll be legal to buy it, creating a legal confusion among users and state police.